haj·ji or haj·i , also hadj·i (hăjē)
n. pl. hajj·isor haj·is , also hadj·is
a. One who has made a pilgrimage to Mecca.
b. Often used as a form of address for one who has made such a pilgrimage.
2. Offensive Slang Used as a disparaging term for an Arab or Muslim.
[Persian ḥājī, from Arabic ḥājj, pilgrim, active participle of ḥajja, to perform the Meccan pilgrimage; see ḥgg in the Appendix of Semitic roots.]
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