In Islam, a spirit being, which can take human or animal form, with great powers of influence, a demon. Plural is jinn.
The jinni is the source of the genie in the story of Aladdin from Arabian Nights, and a female jinni (known as a jinniyah) appeared in an episode of X-Files.
by LudwigVan November 11, 2003
Can you define these popular missing words?