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Definition of "juju" []

  • An object used as a fetish, a charm, or an amulet in West Africa. (noun)
  • The supernatural power ascribed to such an object. (noun)
  • A style of Nigerian popular music featuring electric guitars and traditional drums. (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 "juju" in a sentence
  • "I get bad juju from the fat one sitting in the chair, lurking in the corner."
  • "Bad juju is found in penalizing millions of people that disagree."
  • ""One theory about the name juju is that it comes from a Yoruba word for playing a tambourine.""