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A person (especially a guerrilla) who strives or fights in support of Islam; specifically an Islamic fundamentalist guerrilla. Also irreg.: = "mujahidin".
Of, relating to, or designating a mujahid; consisting of mujahedin.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Thomas Patrick Hughes (1838–1911). From Persian mujāhid and its etymon Arabic mujāhid one who fights in a jihad or holy war, active participle of jāhada to fight from jahada to strive.
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