Definitions

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  • n. A jihadist, a mujahid
  • adj. pertaining to jihad or jihadism, jihadist

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

  • adj. of or relating to a jihad

Etymologies

jihad +‎ -i, after Arabic جهادي jihādī. Both the noun and the adjective are in occasional use since the 1960s. The adjective is used attributively only, as in "jihadi activism", "jihadi groups", etc. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In my speech I did not name anyone as a criminal, nor did I use the word jihadi or even mujahideen—but the Afghan people knew exactly whom I was talking about.

    A Woman Among Warlords

  • The Indians have gotten along for decades with the term jihadi, since it expresses very simply and concretely what these people are on about: waging jihad.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Islamofascism:

  • The trial began of a man who admitted firing on a military recruiting station, in what he calls a "jihadi operation."

    What's News: World-Wide

  • And al-Qaeda also realized that in jihadi chat rooms it could find precisely what it most needed to maintain its ranks of recruits and suicide bombers: impressionable young Muslim men (and some women), many of them second-generation immigrants living in the United States and Europe.

    Jihad 2.0

  • They do have long term goals and the ideology is very clear, but what prompted that mutation, is what I call the jihadi debate of the early 1990s in Khartoum.

    Political Mavens

  • She was the true "jihadi" - every time her patients heard Fox News talk about Moozlums and

    Thestar.com - Home Page

  • The jihadi was a typical Mohanese—barely more than five foot three, probably a buck and a quarter soaking wet.

    Gideon’s war

  • And the phase we're in right now, where you see a whole lot of youth radicalization, as opposed to a little bit older, say late 20s or early 30s, where they are much more sophisticated, this phase is called jihadi cool by ...

    CNN Transcript Dec 9, 2009

  • And I went out to see him in Texas and got even more curious and then really wanted to learn about this and went many times to Pakistan, where, as you know, there are many individuals who have joined so-called jihadi groups, many of which are now member organizations of bin Laden ` s international Islamic front.

    Terror in the Name of God: Why Religious Militants Kill

  • Balawi had developed into what can usefully be termed a jihadi pundit, leveraging his writings to achieve a prominent position within the online jihadisphere.

    Foreign Policy

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