The Khajiit are a race of feline creatures hailing from the province of Elsweyr, well-known for their keen Intelligence and Agility. While these traits make them superb thieves, Khajiit are also fearsome warriors, although seldom gifted with the skill to harness magical forces. This is not to say that Khajiit do not possess the ability, merely that strenuous training must be undertaken to make wielding magic a serious option, either in passive or aggressive actions.
Physiologically, Khajiit differ greatly from both the varied races of man and mer, not only in their skeletal structure (possessed of a tail and aft-jointed legs) and dermal makeup (the "fur" that covers their bodies) but in their digestion and metabolism as well. The Khajiit, along with the Argonians, make up the so called 'beast races' of the Empire, due to their therianthropic qualities.
It is currently unclear whether a successful union between Khajiit and other races may occur, for, while reports of children born of such unions have been noted in the past, no well-documented cases exist.
1) A slang term referring to "inferior" people. Commonly used for drug addicts or others abhorred by mainstream society. Considered to be offensive unless the speaker is also considered a khajiit.
2) From the game Morrowind: a strange race of intelligent beastmen hailing from Elsweyr. All bear feline characteristics but to variable extents (i.e. ranging from bipedal jaguar-men to "regular" humans with tails and pointed ears). Khajiit revel moon-sugar as the most holy of substances.
1b) "What-up khajiit? Lookin' for any skooma?"
2) "Right, let's round up the rest of these khajiits and haul em' off to the slaver."