voodooism

noun

voo·​doo·​ism ˈvü-(ˌ)dü-ˌi-zəm How to pronounce voodooism (audio)
1
2
: the practice of witchcraft
voodooist noun
voodooistic adjective

Examples of voodooism in a Sentence

voodooism is condemned by several religions
Recent Examples on the Web With origins in voodooism in colonial Haiti, zombies have for decades served as a social allegory providing biting (ahem) commentary in the U.S. Los Angeles Times, 23 Feb. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1865, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of voodooism was in 1865

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“Voodooism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/voodooism. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

voodooism

noun
voo·​doo·​ism ˈvüd-(ˌ)ü-ˌiz-əm How to pronounce voodooism (audio)
1
2
: the practice of witchcraft
voodooist noun
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