noun, plural jinns, (especially collectively) jinn. Islamic Mythology.

  1. any of a class of spirits, lower than the angels, capable of appearing in human and animal forms and influencing humankind for either good or evil.

noun plural jinn or djinn (dʒɪn)

  1. a being or spirit in Muslim belief who could assume human or animal form and influence man by supernatural powers


  1. (often functioning as singular) the plural of jinni

1680s, djen, from Arabic jinn, collective plural, “demons, spirits, angels.” The proper singular is jinni. Cf. genie.

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