jihadist

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Etymology[edit]

jihad +‎ -ist. Attested from the 1910s in the sense of "a mujahid".[1] The adjectival sense of "pertaining to the jihadist movement" is from the 1960s.[2][3][4].

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jihadist (plural jihadists)

  1. One who participates in a jihad; a mujahid.

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Adjective[edit]

jihadist (comparative more jihadist, superlative most jihadist)

  1. Pertaining to the Islamic fundamentalist doctrine of jihadism.

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