mojo

noun mo·jo \ ˈmō-(ˌ)jō \
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

Definition of mojo

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

Examples of mojo in a Sentence

  1. He's been suffering from incredibly bad mojo lately.

  2. The team has lost its mojo.

  3. We need to get our mojos working again.

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Origin and Etymology of mojo

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

mojo Synonyms

Synonyms
amulet, fetish (also fetich), mascot, charm, periapt, phylactery, talisman
Antonyms
hoodoo, jinx
Related Words
gris-gris (also grigri), juju, philter, toadstone; emblem, symbol, token, totem
Near Antonyms
curse, hex, spell

MOJO Defined for English Language Learners

mojo

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Definition of mojo for English Language Learners

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


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