or haj·ji also hadj·i
nounpl. haj·is or haj·jis also hadj·is
- Islam 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.
- Offensive Slang Used as a disparaging term for an Arab or Muslim.
Origin of hajiPersian &hlowdot;aj&imacron;, from Arabic &hlowdot;ajj, pilgrim, active participle of &hlowdot;ajja, to perform the Meccan pilgrimage; see &hlowdot;gg in Semitic roots.
- Alternative spelling of hajji.