yogi

noun
yo·gi | \ˈyō-gē \
variants: or less commonly yogin \ˈyō-gən, -ˌgin \

Definition of yogi 

1 : a person who practices yoga

2 capitalized : an adherent of Yoga philosophy

3 : a markedly reflective or mystical person

Examples of yogi in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

Both 38 years old, Farzan is a surfer, and Jen is a yogi. Ethan Millman, latimes.com, "How one couple turned grocery bagging into a fast-growing business," 29 June 2018 Participants will be led by yogi Marge Bacon in an all-levels Vinyasa flow class while enjoying the sounds of nature. Zipporah Osei, BostonGlobe.com, "A ‘kindness garden’ to spread love and compassion," 28 June 2018 Both her parents were artists, and her father, a yogi, introduced her to the practice, as well as to meditation. Kevin Riordan, Philly.com, "Not just another java joint, Westmont's Espressit is up for sale," 2 July 2018 He’s called a psychic, a yogi and more by his ardent followers. Ken Jaworowski, New York Times, "Review: ‘The Doctor From India’ Pushes Nontraditional Medicine," 31 May 2018 The actor is a Reebok x Les Mills ambassador, dance cardio lover, Spartan Race finisher, yogi, and occasional rock climber. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "Nina Dobrev Works Her Glutes, Arms, and Core With This 1 Efficient Exercise Move," 15 May 2018 That’s when Kopech’s scorching fastball and fiery nature need to be complemented with a yogi’s tranquility. Dan Wiederer, chicagotribune.com, "On his climb to the White Sox, Michael Kopech searching for a mental 'flow state'," 31 May 2018 Whether your mom's a yogi, indoor cycling fanatic, or fully in tune with the great outdoors, these 15 gifts will help give her fitness routine an extra special touch. SELF, "15 Fitness Gifts All Active Moms Will Love," 3 May 2018 Stretch it out: Sam is a yogi, through and through, and emphasizes flexibility in taking care of himself. Rachel G. Bowers, BostonGlobe.com, "Meet the Patriots’ 2018 NFL Draft class," 30 Apr. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'yogi.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of yogi

1613, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for yogi

Sanskrit yogin, from yoga

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about yogi

Dictionary Entries near yogi

yoga

Yogacara

yogh

yogi

yogism

yogurt

Yogyakarta

Statistics for yogi

Last Updated

1 Sep 2018

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for yogi

The first known use of yogi was in 1613

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for yogi

yogi

noun

English Language Learners Definition of yogi

: a person who practices yoga

Yogi : a follower of Yoga

More from Merriam-Webster on yogi

See words that rhyme with yogi

Comments on yogi

What made you want to look up yogi? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a state of commotion or excitement

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!