mo·​jo | \ ˈmō-(ˌ)jō How to pronounce mojo (audio) \
plural mojoes or mojos

Definition of mojo

: a magic spell, hex, or charm broadly : magical power works his mojo on the tennis court The team has lost its mojo.

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Examples of mojo in a Sentence

He's been suffering from incredibly bad mojo lately. The team has lost its mojo. We need to get our mojos working again.
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Recent Examples on the Web What could help keep this mojo going is the defensive posture the Wild used to silence the Golden Knights' sticks for much of Saturday's battle. Sarah Mclellan, Star Tribune, "Wild returns home to fans at Xcel Energy Center with momentum from road trip," 4 Apr. 2021 But the Bears have regained their mojo during this tournament, looking like the team that was considered the best in the country earlier this season. USA TODAY, "Final Four predictions for men's NCAA Tournament games," 3 Apr. 2021 But when dealt with punches from Baylor or Arizona in San Antonio, the Huskies lost their mojo, stumbling across the finish line against the Bears, but not getting so lucky against the Wildcats. Alexa Philippou,, "After disappointing loss to Arizona, where does the UConn women’s basketball team go from here?," 3 Apr. 2021 So much for momentum, mojo and to that point a mastery of a hobbled and humbled Coogs team that was there to be taken down. Paul Daugherty, The Enquirer, "Doc's Morning Line: Ever get the feeling there's something going on we don't know about?," 23 Mar. 2021 The troubles suggested that GE, whose roots run to inventor Thomas Edison, wasn’t so much in need of finding new ways to make money as getting back its manufacturing mojo., "Larry Culp is the GE CEO who would rather hang out on the factory floor," 20 Mar. 2021 Judging by the history of at least one recent USC boss, Enfield must take this mojo and ride it to at least the Sweet 16 or risk losing his job. Bill Plaschke, Los Angeles Times, "Column: USC and Andy Enfield must ride second magical March shot into NCAA tournament run," 7 Mar. 2021 Momentum stocks are going belly-up and reopening trades are losing their mojo. Oliver Renick, Forbes, "Jay Powell Isn't Here To Save Your Stonks," 5 Mar. 2021 The point is, if the DCEU did get its mojo back, the Snyder Cut neatly sets up two new heroes for future films. Ryan Britt, Vulture, "How the Snyder Cut Changes the DCEU," 18 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of mojo

1926, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mojo

probably of African origin; akin to Fulani moco'o medicine man

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14 Apr 2021

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“Mojo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of mojo

chiefly US, informal : a power that may seem magical and that allows someone to be very effective, successful, etc.

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