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.
Alternative Form of mujahid - mujahidin, mujahed
Origin of mujahid
- Ultimately (partly via Persian) from Arabic mujāhid one who fights in a jihad active participle of jāhada to fight ghd in Semitic roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition