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Definition of "hoodoo" [hoo•doo]

  • Magic healing and control, especially in African-based folk medicine in the United States and the Caribbean. Also called conjure. (noun)
  • A practitioner of hoodoo. (noun)
  • Voodoo. (noun)
  • Bad luck. (noun)
  • One that brings bad luck. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hoodoo" in a sentence
  • "LOL A hoodoo is a swamp critter thatll eatcha up especially at night in the deep dark swamp!!"
  • ""The name hoodoo comes from the word voodoo and was given to these geological formations by the Europeans," notes a sign on one of the trails."
  • "How Lucas responds could go a long way towards determining if Liverpool finally break that title hoodoo, especially since"