woo-woo

adjective
\ ˈwü-ˌwü How to pronounce woo-woo (audio) \

Definition of woo-woo

: dubiously or outlandishly mystical, supernatural, or unscientific And she has written a book … in which she dismisses what she calls "woo-woo spirituality" in favor of some straight talk on living with loss …— Linda Richman Energy beams from the eyes certainly sounds like woo-woo stuff …— Steve Blow

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woo-woo noun
One man's woo-woo, of course, is another's deeply held belief system. — Julia Moskin

First Known Use of woo-woo

1992, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for woo-woo

probably from the interjection woo-woo as a conventional representation of an eerie or ghostly sound

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“Woo-woo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/woo-woo. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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