hajji

or hadj·i, haj·i

[haj-ee]
noun, plural haj·jis.
  1. a Muslim who has gone on a pilgrimage to Mecca.
  2. 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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  • The Hajji told her that if our Sahib died, she would die with him.

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  • Therefore it was his heart's desire that the Hajji went to fetch.

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  • The Hajji said: 'I have untied as knot in my head-handkerchief which will be more to us than a thousand.'

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  • The Hajji stood in the gate guarding his skirts from defilement.

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  • The Hajji then said: 'Fetch fire from the morning hearth, and come to windward.'

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British Dictionary definitions for hajji

hajji

hadji or haji

noun plural hajjis, hadjis or hajis
  1. a Muslim who has made a pilgrimage to Mecca: also used as a title
  2. a Christian of the Greek Orthodox or Armenian Churches who has visited Jerusalem
Derived Formshajjah, fem n
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