mo·​jo | \ ˈmō-(ˌ)jō How to pronounce mojo (audio) \
plural mojoes or mojos

Definition of mojo

: a magic spell, hex, or charm broadly : magical power works his mojo on the tennis court The team has lost its mojo.

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Examples of mojo in a Sentence

He's been suffering from incredibly bad mojo lately. The team has lost its mojo. We need to get our mojos working again.
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Recent Examples on the Web That pork gets shredded and tucked into a tender loaf of bread along with slices of Serrano ham, Swiss cheese, pickles, mustard and a garlicky mojo sauce. Paul Stephen, San Antonio Express-News, 2 Nov. 2021 Finally, a career coach can guide someone who has taken a retirement package like Conti, or left a position after decades as Spitzer did, to sort through feelings of loss and grief and then get their mojo back. Next Avenue, Forbes, 1 Oct. 2021 The Pacers lost that mojo after the firing of Nate McMillan and hiring of Nate Bjorkgren, finishing four games below .500 between. J. Michael, The Indianapolis Star, 19 Aug. 2021 But from a fandom perspective, and from a cultural impact perspective, the online event simply won’t have the same mojo. Angela Watercutter, Wired, 23 July 2021 Does Donald Trump still have the political mojo to torpedo the career of popular Northeast Ohio Congressman Anthony Gonzalez as the former president heads to Northeast Ohio for a rally this week? Laura Johnston, cleveland, 21 June 2021 Sprinkle in the mojo of becoming the first player to win a major after age 50 and the temptation to tackle long odds lingers. San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 June 2021 Felt the need to come in and surprise the boys, try to switch up the mojo and get our minds off things. Matt Young, Chron, 2 June 2021 The hope is the move will restore some of the mojo the unit last experienced in 2018. Brad Biggs,, 22 May 2021

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First Known Use of mojo

1926, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mojo

probably of African origin; akin to Fulani moco'o medicine man

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16 Nov 2021

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“Mojo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of mojo

: a power that may seem magical and that allows someone to be very effective, successful, etc.


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