voodoo

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

1voo·doo

noun \ˈvü-(ˌ)dü\

: a religion that is practiced chiefly in Haiti

plural voodoos

Full Definition of VOODOO

1
also vo·dou \vō-ˈdü\ :  a religion that is derived from African polytheism and ancestor worship and is practiced chiefly in Haiti
2
a :  a person who deals in spells and necromancy
b (1) :  a sorcerer's spell :  hex
(2) :  a hexed object :  charm

Examples of VOODOO

  1. <found a voodoo who was willing to put a hex on the man who had jilted her>

Origin of VOODOO

Louisiana Creole voudou, probably from Ewe vódũ tutelary deity
First Known Use: 1850

2voodoo

verb

Definition of VOODOO

transitive verb
:  to bewitch by or as if by means of voodoo :  hex

First Known Use of VOODOO

1880

Rhymes with VOODOO

3voodoo

adjective

: of or relating to voodoo

: not at all sensible or achievable : extremely unrealistic

Full Definition of VOODOO

1
:  of, relating to, or practicing voodoo <voodoo rituals>
2
:  based on highly improbable suppositions :  extremely implausible or unrealistic <voodoo economics>

First Known Use of VOODOO

1880

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