nounpl. mu·ja·hi·deen, or mu·ja·hi·din
- One engaged in a jihad, especially as a guerrilla warrior.
- One of the Muslim guerrilla warriors that resisted the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in the 1980s with the support of the United States and Pakistan.
Origin of mujahidUltimately ( partly via Persian) from Arabic mujāhid one who fights in a jihad active participle of jāhada to fight ghd