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genie

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noun ge·nie \ˈjē-nē\

Simple Definition of genie

  • in stories : a magic spirit that looks like a person, often lives in a lamp or bottle, and serves the person who calls it

Full Definition of genie

plural ge·nies also ge·nii play \ˈjē-nē(-ˌī)\

  1. 1 :  jinni 1

  2. 2 :  a magic spirit believed to take human form and serve the person who calls it

Examples of genie

  1. He rubbed the magic lamp to summon the genie.



Origin of genie

French génie, from Arabic jinnī


First Known Use: 1748

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