Definition of mujahid in US English:

mujahid

noun

  • A person (especially a guerrilla) who strives or fights in support of Islam; specifically an Islamic fundamentalist guerrilla. Also irreg.: = "mujahidin".

adjective

  • Of, relating to, or designating a mujahid; consisting of mujahedin.

Origin

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.

Pronunciation

mujahid

/mʊˈdʒɑːhɪd/