noun, plural jinns, (especially collectively) jinn. Islamic Mythology.
- 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)
- a being or spirit in Muslim belief who could assume human or animal form and influence man by supernatural powers
- (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.