from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of haji.

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  • n. Alternative spelling of hajji.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A Mohammedan who has made a pilgrimage to Mecca; -- used among Orientals as a respectful salutation or a title of honor.
  • n. A Greek or Armenian who has visited the holy sepulcher at Jerusalem.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Mussulman who has performed his hadj, or pilgrimage to Mecca, and who afterward bears the designation as a title of honor: as, Hadji Khalfa.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an Arabic term of respect for someone who has made the pilgrimage to Mecca


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  • For instance, Mike Totten, speaking at the 2008 Winter Soldier hearings in Washington, D.C., discussed how the Army twisted the word "hadji," which means an Islamic religious pilgrim, into the "gook" stand-in of the Iraq war.

    Robert Koehler: Holy War

  • Adding to the tenderness of this song, which, according to Marine Times, the high command has apparently forbidden Belile to record, is the fact that "hadji" is a racist term, the new slur for Arabs and Muslims, Iraq war vet Aiden Delgado explained on blackcommentator. com.

    Hadji Girl

  • At daybreak on the morning of departure the charvadars wake us up by pounding on the outer gate and shouting "hadji" to Abdul Abdul lets them in, and the next hour passes in violent and wordy disputation among them as they load up their horses.

    Around the World on a Bicycle - Volume II From Teheran To Yokohama

  • The Arabs are especially fond of relics; thus, upon the return from a pilgrimage to Mecca, the "hadji" or pilgrim is certain to have purchased from some religious Faky of the sacred shrine either a few square inches of cloth, or some such trifle, that belonged to the prophet Mahomet.

    In the Heart of Africa

  • He was finally even cashiered out of Graywolf for shooting a surrendering hadji on CNN, a bad career move if ever there was one; now he had another client, less picky about certain moral distinctions.

    Dead Zero

  • A hadji is someone who takes a pilgrimage to Mecca.

    Robert Koehler: The Hounds of Heaven

  • It seems hadji  is testing the "new unit" he sees patrolling now.

    A Soldier's Journey: Stephen M. McGowan

  • One wonders if the hadji spelling was intended to keep people from using /ʒ/. BEIZHING.

  • An old Bugis hadji regularly takes an evening stroll in all the dignity of flowing green silk robe and gay turban, followed by two small boys carrying his sirih and betel boxes.

    The Malay Archipelago

  • _ -- I will say nothing of my works at Suntah, except that they run away with my money, are badly conducted by my Chinese hadji, and, above all, that I have great reason to suspect the integrity and steadiness of this said hadji.

    The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido For the Suppression of Piracy


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  • also spelled hajji

    December 9, 2007