Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) a charm superstitiously believed to embody magical powers
  2. (noun, cognition) a religious cult practiced chiefly in Caribbean countries (especially Haiti); involves witchcraft and animistic deities
  3. (noun, group) (Haiti) followers of a religion that involves witchcraft and animistic deities
  4. (verb, communication) bewitch by or as if by a voodoo

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Alternate forms of Voodoo

Derivations: voodoo

Hyponyms: hoodoo

Hypernyms: bewitch, charm, cult, cultus, enchant, glamour, good luck charm, hex, jinx, religious cult, witch

Origin of the word Voodoo

  1. religious witchcraft of Haiti and Southern U.S., ult. of African origin, 1850, from Louisiana Fr. voudou, from a W.African language (e.g. Ewe and Fon vodu "spirit, demon, deity," also Vandoo, supposedly the name of an African deity, from a language of Dahomey). Cf. vodun "fetish connected with snake worship in Dahomey," said to be from vo "to … more

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Words that sound like Voodoo

v-day, v-e day, vapid, vapidity, vat, vat dye, vd, vdu, veda, vet, veto, video, vidua, vitiate, vitiated, vivid, void, vote, vote out, vt

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