voodoo

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Etymology[edit]

From Louisiana French voudou, from Haitian Creole vodou, from West African, such as Ewe (Dahomey and Togo) vódũ ‘deity, idol’, Fon vodū ‘fetish’, vodun, Kwa vodũ.

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voodoo (countable and uncountable, plural voodoos)

  1. A religion of the Ewe/Fon of West Africa, practiced chiefly in Benin.
  2. Any of a group of related religious practices found chiefly in and around the Caribbean, particularly in Haiti and Louisiana.
  3. (pejorative) Any sort of magical or irrational approach to a problem.
    I want a real explanation, not this statistical voodoo.
  4. (dated) One who practices voodoo; a native sorcerer.

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voodoo (third-person singular simple present voodoos, present participle voodooing, simple past and past participle voodooed)

  1. To bewitch someone or something using voodoo
    He claimed his neighbor had voodooed him.

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Finnish[edit]

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voodoo

  1. voodoo

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voodoo m (invariable)

  1. voodoo