noun, plural haj·is.


or hadj·i, haj·i


noun, plural haj·jis.

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 + suffix of appurtenance
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Examples from the Web for haji

Contemporary Examples of haji

Historical Examples of haji

  • He financed more especially a Balinini chief called Haji Daman.

    End of the Tether

    Joseph Conrad

  • Haji Wasub was on deck and ready to carry out the white man's commands.

    The Rescue

    Joseph Conrad

  • And when the morning morrowed, the man arose, and said, What shall we now do with Haji Kas?

  • So Haji Kas entered the chest, and the woman turned the key upon him.

  • It is said that both Haji and the visitors from Corea made porcelain.

    The Ceramic Art

    Jennie J. Young

British Dictionary definitions for haji


hadji or haji

noun plural hajjis, hadjis or hajis

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
Derived Formshajjah, fem n
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