haji definition by American Heritage Dictionary
or haj·ji also hadj·inoun pl. haj·is or haj·jis also hadj·is Islam
- One who has made a pilgrimage to Mecca.
- Often used as a form of address for one who has made such a pilgrimage.
Origin: Persian ḥājī, from Arabic ḥājj, pilgrim, active participle of ḥajja, to perform the Meccan pilgrimage; see ḥgg in Semitic roots.
Variant of hajji
Origin: Arabic ḥajji, adjective ; from ḥajj, pilgrimage: see hajj