vo·​dun | \ vō-ˈdüⁿ How to pronounce vodun (audio) \
variants: or less commonly vodoun

Definition of vodun

Examples of vodun in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The author, who lives in Chicago and works at an ad agency, grew up in Alabama and as a child learned of vodun, a religion that later found offshoots in voodoo. Borys Kit, The Hollywood Reporter, "New Leaf Literary Signs Breakout Author Rena Barron (Exclusive)," 12 Dec. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'vodun.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of vodun

1920, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vodun

Haitian Creole vodoun, vodou

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about vodun

Time Traveler for vodun

Time Traveler

The first known use of vodun was in 1920

See more words from the same year

Statistics for vodun

Cite this Entry

“Vodun.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vodun. Accessed 3 Apr. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on vodun

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about vodun

Comments on vodun

What made you want to look up vodun? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Flower Edition

Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!