Definition of HOODOO

language, behavior, or ideas that are absurd and contrary to good sense <some economists have characterized the proposal as economic hoodoo that should be hooted down>
something that brings bad luck <some hoodoo must be at work—I lost both sets of house keys>
Synonyms hex, hoodoo, Indian sign [chiefly British], whammy
Near Antonyms amulet, charm, fetish (also fetich), talisman

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