yogi

noun

yo·​gi ˈyō-gē How to pronounce yogi (audio)
variants or less commonly yogin
ˈyō-gən How to pronounce yogi (audio)
-ˌgin
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 Every old hippie, astrologist, shaman, and yogi already knows this: Everything is connected. Frederick Kaufman, Harper's Magazine, 26 Feb. 2024 But through an intimate connection built via mindfulness and meditation (and horniness), the yogi and model were able to overcome anything in their way — even a Greek God named Shawn — and ultimately took home what was left of the prize pot. Charlotte Walsh, Vulture, 14 Mar. 2024 Deadline previously reported last November that the cast will include a patriarch, a female corporate executive, an actress, and several mothers, including a country club wife, a misfit, and a yogi. Charisma Madarang, Rolling Stone, 12 Feb. 2024 The author is a writer, educator and yogi at work on a memoir. Sarah Herrington, Los Angeles Times, 1 Dec. 2023 For the yogi or workout maven, there are yoga mats to consider—Gaiam makes some of our favorites. Jenny Berg, Vogue, 27 Nov. 2023 About an hour from the Holland Tunnel, take a right off Route 130 after the Dunkin’, file into a stadium-size parking lot, and, just past the electric pylon, a mirage appears: a bronze statue of a skinny yogi and, beyond it, swirls of stone fluffed up into meringue peaks. Justin Davidson, Curbed, 9 Nov. 2023 An Indian yogi teaches the art of concentrating the mind. Common Sense Media, Washington Post, 6 Oct. 2023 Dua is also an accomplished yogi, and shares some of her headstands on IG, which are totally impressive. Jacqueline Tempera, Women's Health, 22 June 2023

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Word History

Etymology

Sanskrit yogin, from yoga

First Known Use

1613, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of yogi was in 1613

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Cite this Entry

“Yogi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yogi. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

yogi

noun
yo·​gi ˈyō-gē How to pronounce yogi (audio)
variants also yogin
-gən How to pronounce yogi (audio)
-ˌgin
1
: a person who practices yoga
2
capitalized : a follower of Yoga

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