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hoodoo

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noun hoo·doo \ˈhü-(ˌ)dü\

Definition of hoodoo

plural hoodoos

  1. 1 :  a body of practices of sympathetic magic traditional especially among blacks in the southern United States

  2. 2 :  a natural column of rock in western North America often in fantastic form

  3. 3 :  something that brings bad luck

  4. 4 :  nonsense, hokum

hoo·doo·ism play \-ˌi-zəm\ noun


Examples of hoodoo

  1. <some economists have characterized the proposal as economic hoodoo that should be hooted down>

  2. <some hoodoo must be at work—I lost both sets of house keys>



Origin of hoodoo

perhaps alteration of voodoo


First Known Use: 1875


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hoodoo

verb hoo·doo

Definition of hoodoo

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to cast a spell on; broadly :  to bring bad luck to



1886

First Known Use of hoodoo

1886

Rhymes with hoodoo


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