One engaged in jihad, especially one engaged in armed opposition to Western influence and to secular governments and institutions in Muslim countries or areas with Muslim populations when such opposition is perceived as fanatical or employing means that are immoderate or unlawful.
One considered to employ immoderate or unreasonable means in pursuit of an aim; a fanatic.
Origin of jihadi
- Arabic jihādī relating to jihad, fighting from jihād jihad jihad
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition