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Definition of "genie" []

  • A supernatural creature who does one's bidding when summoned. (noun)
  • A jinni. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "genie" in a sentence
  • "They are fighting in vain, though, because the genie is already out of the bottle and the world will never be the same again."
  • "They believe that things like Ebola, smallpox, and atomic energy all contain powerful, unseen spirits called djinns—from which we take the English word genie."
  • "Answer: Yep - in fact, the main genie is the character who continues from book to book, carrying the weight of the series."