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Definition of "witch doctor" [witch doctor]

  • Anthropology A sorcerer, prophet, or shamanistic healer, especially among African peoples. Not in scientific use. (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 "witch doctor" in a sentence
  • "A witch doctor will probably have provided him with leaves from a teke tree, squashed up and rubbed on his body so that he can ingest its power."