Jedi n.

in the fictional universe of the Star Wars franchise: a member of an order of heroic, skilled warrior monks who are able to harness the mystical power of the Force. Also in extended and allusive use; esp. someone (humorously) credited with great skill or preternatural powers. Also more fully Jedi knight, Jedi master


Star Wars

  • 1973 G. Lucas Journal of Whills (Manuscript draft) in L. Dowling Star Wars Year by Year (2010) 29/1 George Lucas

    This is the story of Mace Windy…as related to us by C.J. Thorpe, padawaan learner to the famed Jedi.

  • 1983 Computerworld 10 Oct. 42/3

    Most [hackers], we're assured, are good Jedi knights.

  • 2005 Wall St. Jrnl. (Electronic ed.) 23 May r4

    It took a real Jedi…to see that working alongside the music giants was a way to steal the lead in an important new market without getting crushed.

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antedating 1973

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