noun, plural yo·gis [yoh-geez] /ˈyoʊ giz/.

a person who practices yoga.

Also yo·gin [yoh-gin] /ˈyoʊ gɪn/.

Origin of yogi

1610–20; < Sanskrit yogī, nominative singular of yogin, derivative of yoga yoga




Lawrence PeterYogi, born 1925, U.S. baseball player and manager.
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Examples from the Web for yogi

Contemporary Examples of yogi

Historical Examples of yogi

  • Hawk and his twin brother, Yogi, were there with them, looking scared.

  • She had an astral body, and a Yogi and a yacht and everything handsome about her.

    Adrienne Toner

    Anne Douglas Sedgwick

  • Theosophist and Yogi can everything, all the same—can much more, but not show.

    The Quest

    Frederik van Eeden

  • The Yogi was silent for a moment, but neither of his listeners spoke.


    P. A. S. van Limburg-Brouwer

  • An adroit twist and wrench and the yogi was free and running down the road.

    The Disputed V.C.

    Frederick P. Gibbon

British Dictionary definitions for yogi


noun plural -gis or -gin (-ɡɪn)

a person who is a master of yoga
Derived Formsyogini (jəʊˈɡiːniː), fem n
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Word Origin and History for yogi

"one who practices yoga," 1610s, from Hindi yogi, from Sanskrit yoga- (see yoga).

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