is a political neologism
referring to an individual who participates in advancing Jihad
The term is occasionally used to refer to anyone who engages in a zealous and persistent pursuit.
The correct Arabic term for one who engages in Jihad is "Mujahid" (plural is Mujahideen).
The formation of "Jihadi" from "Jihad" may be based on the example of the word-final -i
which refers to place of origin such as "Saudi", "Pakistani", "Afghani," "Israeli," or "Misri" (from Egypt or Misr).
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