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witch doctor

noun

Simple Definition of witch doctor

  • : a person in some cultures who is believed to have magic powers and to be able to cure illness and fight off evil spirits, curses, etc.

Full Definition of witch doctor

  1. :  a professional worker of magic usually in a primitive society who often works to cure sickness

1718

First Known Use of witch doctor

1718

Rhymes with witch doctor


WITCH DOCTOR Defined for Kids

witch doctor

noun

Definition of witch doctor

  1. :  a person who uses magic to cure illness and fight off evil spirits





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