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 Perhaps some mojo from the recent-vintage Jets and Giants is rubbing off. Victor Mather, New York Times, "This Is Not Your Crazy Uncle’s XFL," 5 Feb. 2020 Going it alone Don’t have an older relative to lend you a little credit mojo? Bev O'shea, USA TODAY, "Younger people usually have lower credit scores: Here's how to change that," 1 Feb. 2020 Each wants from the other something—the artist’s mojo, the critic’s sagacity—that belongs strictly to the audiences for their respective work. Peter Schjeldahl, The New Yorker, "The Art of Dying," 16 Dec. 2019 The Rams offense has lost its swagger, misplaced its mojo, forgotten its identity. Los Angeles Times, "The Sports Report: The one where Doc Rivers quit as Clippers coach," 26 Sep. 2019 The Broncos, meanwhile, are looking to re-gain their mojo on the ground after being limited to 52 rushing yards against Kansas City. Kyle Newman, The Denver Post, "Broncos scouting report: How Denver matches up against the Lions and predictions," 20 Dec. 2019 His mojo is back, and plenty of Premier League sides have noticed., "Inter Would Be Foolish to Sell Gabriel Barbosa to Any Interested Premier League Side," 18 Oct. 2019 Times are tough for the beleaguered Rostand, who’s trying to provide for worried wife Rosemonde (Alice de Lencquesaing) and their two young children in costly Paris while struggling to reignite his creative mojo. Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times, "Review: Playful, artfully done ‘Cyrano, My Love’ delivers romance with panache," 17 Oct. 2019 This month, transform your bedroom mojo in six steps. Charli Penn, Essence, "The Nightstand: 6 Sexy Products That Instantly Set The Mood In Your Bedroom," 26 Sep. 2019

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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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30 Mar 2020

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“Mojo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Mar. 2020.

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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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