or hadj·i, haj·i
- a Muslim who has gone on a pilgrimage to Mecca.
- a Christian from Greece, Armenia, or any country of the Near East, who has visited the Holy Sepulcher at Jerusalem.
Origin of hajji
1600–10; < Arabic ḥajjī, equivalent to ḥajj pilgrimage + -ī suffix of appurtenance
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Examples from the Web for hadji
Hadji Murat and his murid mount their horses and ride off just in time.
Exhausted, Hadji Murat goes to bed at once, sleeping fully dressed, poised for flight.
Everyone in the mountains knew Hadji Murad, and how he slew the Russian swine.
But because Hadji Murad is only 100 pages long, its structure is more obvious, even flashy.
But if the noble Hadji wrote the letter, it should be sent when opportunity arose.
Out in the night the yells had subsided since the Hadji's harangue, if not wholly because of it.
The Hadji gave no other reply than pointing over his shoulder to Asaad.Byeways in Palestine
“He is not the first who has risen to fall,” replied Hadji Baba gravely.
“That is true, Hadji Baba,” returned Omar, suddenly changing his tone.
- a variant spelling of hajji
hadji or haji
- a Muslim who has made a pilgrimage to Mecca: also used as a title
- a Christian of the Greek Orthodox or Armenian Churches who has visited Jerusalem