ji·​had·​ist ji-ˈhä-dist How to pronounce jihadist (audio)
 chiefly British  -ˈha-
: a Muslim who advocates or participates in a jihad
jihadist adjective

Examples of jihadist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The suspension was announced in April, days before the start of a national dialogue for peace in the Sahelian nation that has been battling a jihadist insurgency for over a decade and has been under military rule since August 2020. Reuters, CNN, 11 July 2024 France intervened in 2013, pushing the jihadists out of northern cities. Ruth MacLean, New York Times, 7 June 2024 Recruits would be expected to sit for months in isolation, without using cellphones or other contact, before jihadists would admit them to their training in the dense local forests and ranks of committed militants, eager to take innocent life. Nick Paton Walsh, CNN, 24 June 2024 Then came a much bigger intervention led by the French that pulled in other European countries and the United States, and that expanded to neighboring countries in pursuit of jihadists. Ruth MacLean, New York Times, 7 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for jihadist 

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Word History

First Known Use

1967, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of jihadist was in 1967

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“Jihadist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jihadist. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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