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mujahideen

noun plural mu·ja·hid·een \mü-ˌja-hi-ˈdēn, mu̇-, -ˌjä-\

Definition of mujahideen

  1. :  Islamic guerrilla fighters especially in the Middle East



Variants of mujahideen

or mu·ja·hed·inplay also mu·ja·hed·een \mü-ˌja-hi-ˈdēn, mu̇-, -ˌjä-\

Origin of mujahideen

Arabic mujāhidīn, plural of mujāhid, literally, person who wages jihad


First Known Use: 1887


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