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 djins, (especially collectively) djin. Islam.
noun plural djinn (dʒɪn)
- variant spellings of jinni
- (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.