adjective \ˈwü-ˌwü\

Definition of woo–woo

  1. :  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>


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

Origin and Etymology of woo–woo

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

First Known Use: 1992

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