The definition of a genie is a spirit or imaginary creature that will appear when you rub a magic lamp and grant wishes.(noun)
The wish-granting supernatural figure voiced by Robin Williams in Aladdin who came out of the bottle and who granted Aladdin three wishes is an example of a genie.
See genie in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr génie (< L genius: see genius), used to transl. Ar jinnī, a demon < jinn, demons
See genie in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: French génie, spirit
Origin: , from Latin genius, guardian spirit; see Genius.
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