mujahideen

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

mujahedin

or less commonly

mujahedeen

\mü-ˌja-hi-ˈdēn, mu̇-, -ˌjä-\

Definition of mujahideen

  1. :  Islamic guerrilla fighters especially in the Middle East

Origin and Etymology of mujahideen

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


First Known Use: 1887



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