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voodoo

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noun voo·doo \ˈvü-(ˌ)dü\

Definition of voodoo

plural

voodoos

  1. 1 less commonly vodou play \vō-ˈdü\ :  a religion that is derived from African polytheism and ancestor worship and is practiced chiefly in Haiti

  2. 2 a :  a person who deals in spells and necromancy b (1) :  a sorcerer's spell :  hex (2) :  a hexed object :  charm

Examples of voodoo in a sentence

  1. <found a voodoo who was willing to put a hex on the man who had jilted her>

Origin and Etymology of voodoo

Louisiana Creole voudou, probably from Ewe vódũ tutelary deity


First Known Use: 1850


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voodoo

verb voo·doo

Definition of voodoo

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to bewitch by or as if by means of voodoo :  hex

1880

First Known Use of voodoo

1880


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voodoo

adjective voo·doo

Definition of voodoo

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or practicing voodoo <voodoo rituals>

  2. 2 :  based on highly improbable suppositions :  extremely implausible or unrealistic <voodoo economics>

1880

First Known Use of voodoo

1880


VOODOO Defined for English Language Learners

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voodoo

play
noun voo·doo \ˈvü-(ˌ)dü\

Definition of voodoo for English Language Learners

  • : a religion that is practiced chiefly in Haiti


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voodoo

adjective voo·doo

Definition of voodoo for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to voodoo

  • : not at all sensible or achievable : extremely unrealistic



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