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voodoo

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noun voo·doo \ˈvü-(ˌ)dü\

Simple Definition of voodoo

  • : a religion that is practiced chiefly in Haiti

Full Definition of voodoo

plural voodoos

  1. 1 also vo·dou play \vō-ˈdü\ :  a religion that is derived from African polytheism and ancestor worship and is practiced chiefly in Haiti

  2. 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


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voodoo

verb voo·doo

Definition of voodoo

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



1880

First Known Use of voodoo

1880

Rhymes with voodoo


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voodoo

adjective voo·doo

Simple Definition of voodoo

  • : of or relating to voodoo

  • : not at all sensible or achievable : extremely unrealistic

Full Definition of voodoo

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or practicing voodoo <voodoo rituals>

  2. 2 :  based on highly improbable suppositions :  extremely implausible or unrealistic <voodoo economics>

1880

First Known Use of voodoo

1880



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