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noun
  1. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    1
    someone who is engaged in jihad (=a holy war or fight that Muslims take part in to defend Islam)

    He described the Caliphate as “the dream in all the Muslims’ hearts” and “the hope of all jihadists”.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 30/06/2014
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    2
    used as a modifier

    Nearly 13 years on from the devastating 9/11 attacks by al-Qaeda, the group, its affiliates and other jihadist groups are still in business.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 30/06/2014

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