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 Von Vampton’s adversary is Papa LaBas, a detective and vodun priest searching for the Text of Jes Grew, a literary anthology that will complete the virus’s revolution. Julian Lucas, The New Yorker, 19 July 2021 There’s also the free-spirit artist Nola Darling from She’s Gotta Have it and activist healer Nova Bordelon from Queen Sugar who uses weed in her vodun practice. Kathleen Newman-bremang, refinery29.com, 20 Apr. 2021 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, 12 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of vodun

1920, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vodun

Haitian Creole vodoun, vodou

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“Vodun.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vodun. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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