Reportedly spirit-like spirit? (6)
I believe the answer is:
Here is my best explanation:
'spirit?' is the definition.
(djinni is a kind of spirit)
'reportedly spirit-like' is the wordplay.
'reportedly' shows a homophone (sound like).
'spirit-like' becomes 'ginny' (like gin, an alcoholic spirit).
'ginny' is a homophone of 'DJINNI'.