mujahidin

n.

also mujahideen, 1958, in a Pakistani context, from Persian and Arabic, plural of mujahid "one who fights in a jihad" (q.v.); in modern use, "Muslim guerilla insurgent."


Nearby words

  1. muir, john,
  2. muir-torre syndrome,
  3. muirburn,
  4. mujaheddin,
  5. mujahedin,
  6. mujik,
  7. mujtahid,
  8. mukalla,
  9. mukden,
  10. mukha

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper