yogi

noun
yo·​gi | \ ˈyō-gē How to pronounce yogi (audio) \
variants: or less commonly yogin \ ˈyō-​gən How to pronounce yogi (audio) , -​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 The gorgeous purple hues are calming and will look great in any athleisure selfies the yogi may take. Abby Dupes, Seventeen, 2 June 2022 Ram Charan’s Alluri Sitarama Raju, for example, is well read, a yogi and excels in archery. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 3 Apr. 2022 In a bizarre twist, the mysterious yogi reportedly turned out to be NSE’s group operating officer Anand Subramanian himself. Mimansa Verma, Quartz, 6 Mar. 2022 Things coming in the public purview and drumming up interest on social media can be good, like in the case of NSE’s ex-chairman consulting a Himalayan yogi. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz, 24 Feb. 2022 Give your favorite yogi a dedicated place to capture his or her reflections after practice with The Human Being Journal. Joni Sweet, Forbes, 2 Nov. 2021 This lightweight, portable mat by Manduka is perfect for the yogi on the go. Nicole Charky-chami, The Hollywood Reporter, 4 Jan. 2022 One of their daughters is a master yogi, helping Aidan stretch while encompassing a mind, body and spirit modality. Scooby Axson, USA TODAY, 11 Dec. 2021 Standing alone at a lectern as a pandemic precaution, Gascón put his hands to his forehead and half-bowed, yogi-style, to thank the judge who swore him in over a video connection. New York Times, 17 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of yogi

1613, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for yogi

Sanskrit yogin, from yoga

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Last Updated

24 Jun 2022

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“Yogi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yogi. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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