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.
Recent Examples on the Web Of course, Peloton, Netlfix, Zoom, Teladoc, Robinhood or any other growth stock that's getting killed right now could get its mojo back. Ben Carlson, Fortune, 4 Feb. 2022 The stock market, which has lost its mojo in 2022, is another risk factor for California, Doti said. Los Angeles Times, 18 Apr. 2022 Cooper Hjerpe had another dominant outing in what is becoming a special season, the offense found its mojo late and the defense made multiple highlight-reel plays as the Beavers beat the Dirtbags 8-2 to earn their sixth consecutive win. Joe Freeman, oregonlive, 16 Apr. 2022 Redeveloping his artistic mojo has finally melded with a frankness he's been developing in his craft for five years. Marcus K. Dowling, USA TODAY, 30 Mar. 2022 With just one returning starter, the Tigers began 2021 shaking off COVID and finding their mojo. Robert Fenbers, cleveland, 6 Apr. 2022 Then, after the quietest 21-inning offensive stretch of the season, the Beavers finally rediscovered a little mojo. Joe Freeman, oregonlive, 2 Apr. 2022 Akron lost its mojo when the rubber plants closed, but is still home to a lucrative polymers industry, as well as Devo, the All-American Soap Box Derby, the Black Keys and the Goodyear blimp. Los Angeles Times, 20 Feb. 2022 Atlanta’s pitching no doubt had a lot to say about it, but the Brewers lost their mojo somewhere between mid-September and the postseason and never looked the same. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 19 Oct. 2021 See More

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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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8 May 2022

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“Mojo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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