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Idi [ee-dee] /ˈi di/ (Show IPA), (Idi Amin Dada) 1925?–2003, Ugandan dictator: president 1971–79; in exile from 1979.
variant of before a vowel.
Contemporary Examples

Amin, whom we met in the park, says that his highs tend to extend and intensify whatever he was feeling already.
As Iran’s Marijuana Trade Thrives, Is It Becoming a Nation of Stoners? IranWire August 9, 2014

On Thursday, Amin was accused of tax evasion and banned from leaving the country.
Egypt Braces For a Fight Mike Giglio June 27, 2013

Once there were six female ministers, Amin noted, and now there was only one.
Hillary Clinton’s War for Women’s Rights Gayle Tzemach Lemmon March 5, 2011

“We understood the message,” says Amin Ahmed Abid, a schoolteacher and activist from the Syrian city of Latakia.
Hostility to Syrian Refugees Rising Along Turkey’s Border Mike Giglio August 29, 2012

In fact, the Saudi regime actually paid Amin a large subsidy over the years to stay out of politics.
Where Dictators Go to Die Dan Ephron August 4, 2011

Historical Examples

Amin na lang kay nakatunub nà siyag unibirsidad, Just give in.
A Dictionary of Cebuano Visayan John U. Wolff

Presently a general ‘Amin’ was intoned by the crowd at the conclusion of some long sentence.
Travels in Arabia Bayard Taylor

The congregation then disperses with loud shouts of “Amin, la illaha, etc.” All his sermons vary very little from the above.
Fire and Sword in the Sudan Rudolf C. Slatin

All seemed interested, and Amin as much so as a Turk ever does.
Extracts from the Diary and Correspondence of the Late Amos Lawrence; with a brief account of some incidents of his life Amos Lawrence

The head of the municipality is an officer called an Amin: we might style him the mayor.
Lippincott’s Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 20, September, 1877. Various

Lake Amin, Lake Idi Amin, a former official name for (Lake) Edward
Idi (ˈiːdiː). 1925–2003, Ugandan soldier; dictator and head of state (1971–79). Notorious for his brutality, he was overthrown and exiled


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