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.
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 of mojo from the Web
The U.S. labor market has lost some of its mojo, a weaker-than-expected May jobs report revealed.
Federal Reserve plans quiet asset sell-off to regain its mojoSunday 5/28:
Looking to add some competitive mojo, a VHT traction compound has been embedded into the top lane on the asphalt at Charlotte this week.
There was no questioning Trump’s friendly mojo with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — the two embraced repeatedly while Trump was in Israel, in a telling contrast to the strained relationship the Israeli leader had with Obama.
A media backlash over the girls’ surfeit of sponsorship deals ensued, and the group lost some of its mojo when Halliwell — aka Ginger Spice — departed in 1998.
The crew from London found some mojo in the second round of the TTXGP UK Championship after finishing third and fourth during the season opener at Snetterton.
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Origin and Etymology of mojo
probably of African origin; akin to Fulani moco'o medicine man
First Known Use: 1926See Words from the same year
MOJO Defined for English Language Learners
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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