jadoo

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hindustani जादू (jādū) / جادو (jādū), from Persian جادو (jâdu).

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Noun[edit]

jadoo (uncountable)

  1. (Pakistan, India) Magic, sorcery.
    • 1888, Rudyard Kipling, ‘In the House of Suddhoo’, Plain Tales from the Hills, Folio 2005, p. 99:
      Then, to encourage him further, I said that, if there was any jadoo afoot, I had not the least objection to giving it my countenance and sanction