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or hadji, haji

[haj-ee] /ˈhædʒ i/
noun, plural hajjis.
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 Unabridged
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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: 'At the end of a time there will come here the white man ye once chased for sport.

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  • The hajji said: 'I am ten thousand rupees reward into thy hand.

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  • hajji was forgotten in an instant, and Zeenab took upon herself the airs of royalty.'

British Dictionary definitions for hajji


/ˈhædʒɪ; ˈhædʒə/
noun (pl) hajjis, hadjis, 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 Forms
hajjah, noun:feminine
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