jihadi

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

jihad +‎ -i, after Arabic جِهَادِيّ (jihādiyy). Both the noun and the adjective are in occasional use since the 1960s.

Noun[edit]

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jihadi (plural jihadis)

  1. A jihadist.

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Adjective[edit]

jihadi (not comparable)

  1. pertaining to jihad or jihadism
    • 2014 November 17, Roger Cohen, “The horror! The horror! The trauma of ISIS [print version: International New York Times, 18 November 2014, p. 9]”, in The New York Times[1]:
      What is unbearable, in fact, is the feeling, 13 years after 9/11, that America has been chasing its tail; that, in some whack-a-mole horror show, the quashing of a jihadi enclave here only spurs the sprouting of another there; that the ideology of Al Qaeda is still reverberating through a blocked Arab world whose Sunni-Shia balance (insofar as that went) was upended by the American invasion of Iraq.

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Hausa[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Arabic جِهَاد (jihād).

Noun[edit]

jìhādī̀ m (possessed form jìhādìn)

  1. (Islam) jihad (holy war)

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

jihadi m, f (plural jihadis)

  1. (Islam) mujahid; jihadist (a Muslim engaging in jihad)

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