A borderline racist term many young and ignorant American servicemen use to describe any person living in the Middle East or Afghanistan. The correct use for the term is supposed to be for any person of the Muslim faith that has made a pilgrimage to Mecca
Any iraqi or afghani person (really, anybody in the middle east) that are seen by US soldiers.
"You tell that fucking haji that if we get sniped one more fucking time through here, we're gonna level this fucking place!"
"The fucking haji's are real friendly in the day time waving, smiling and shit- but at night they go plant IED/VBIED on the streets"
A term to describe a Iraqi people regardless of sex or ethnic background. Based loosely on the Arabic word "al-haj" which means one who traveled to Mecca. First coined in Baghdad by the ISG in May 2003.
Hey, go ask that haji where we can buy some food.
usually native to the middle eastern area. raised to hate westerners and blow shit up. known to travel in packs or in pairs but never on their own.
-"wow, that was a kick ass explosion, haji must love me"
-"stupid haji's, try so hard, yet succeed so little."
(hah-gee) n. offensive slang; disparaging term for arabs, especially those of Islamic faith. First used by US military forces during the early stages of 2003 Iraq invasion.
Too many Hajis moving into this town.
Again, taken originally from the old Johnny Quest cartoon series from the 70's.
Generally expanded to be a derogitory term to anybody from India or Pakistan.
"Goddamm Haji stole my call-center job and ran away to Bangalore with it!!!"
Some of these are close, but it is important to note the etymological roots having their origin in the old Johnny Quest. Only more recently (read IRAQ War I) has its use broadened to pajoratively refer to a broader cast of brown people, esp. turban wearing.
There's a whole nest of Haji's over there, suggest we send some mortars downrange.
Haji is a title in Islam for one who has completed the pilgrimage to Mecca (a rite known as Haj), as dictated by Islamic faith.
It is most commonly used in an ironic manner toward Muslims who have not completed Haj, and has expanded to a general derogatory term for Arabs.
However the title is an honor to those who have completed Haj, and is not restricted to any single ethnicity.
Afghans typically cannot afford to make the pilgrimage west to Mecca, and are particularly insulted to be called "Haji".
Muslims in eastern Europe may be offended by to be called "Haji", since many erroneously consider all Muslims to be Arabs.