black magic

noun

Definition of black magic

: magic that is associated with the devil or with evil spirits : evil magic He wore a special necklace to protect against black magic.

First Known Use of black magic

1590, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of black magic was in 1590

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18 May 2021

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“Black magic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/black%20magic. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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black magic

noun

English Language Learners Definition of black magic

: magic that is associated with the devil or with evil spirits : evil magic

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