juju

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See also: ju-ju and jú jú

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Etymology 1[edit]

From a West African language, probably originally from French joujou.

Noun[edit]

juju (plural jujus)

  1. A fetish or charm believed by West Africans to have magical or supernatural powers.
  2. The magical or supernatural power of such a charm.
  3. A superstitious belief in the karmic consequences of an action or behavior, usually negative in connotation.
    That's some bad juju.
  4. A type of music popular in Nigeria. (See Jùjú music)
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Etymology 2[edit]

Reduplication of -ju- in marijuana.

Noun[edit]

juju (plural jujus)

  1. (slang) A marijuana cigarette; a joint.
    • 1940, Raymond Chandler, Farewell, My Lovely, Penguin 2010, p. 75:
      ‘I knew a guy once who smoked jujus,’ she said. ‘Three highballs and three sticks of tea and it took a pipe wrench to get him off the chandelier.’

Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ju‧ju
  • IPA(key): [ˈjuju]

Noun[edit]

juju

  1. (slang) catch, hitch, snag, kicker (problem or unexpected difficulty in a deal, negotiation or task)
    Kuulostaa hyvältä idealta, mutta mikä on homman juju?
    It sounds like a great idea, but what's the catch?
  2. (slang) trick (effective, clever or quick way of doing something, the "secret")
    Homman juju on laskea kortit tarkasti.
    The trick of it is to count the cards carefully.

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Panyjima[edit]

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juju

  1. Old man.

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juju f (plural jujus)

  1. (Spain, slang) pussy, cunt, snatch (vagina)