Definitions for jujuˈdʒu dʒu

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ju•juˈdʒu dʒu(n.)(pl.)-jus.

  1. a fetish or amulet used by some West African peoples.

    Category: Anthropology

  2. the magical power attributed to such an object.

    Category: Anthropology

  3. a ban or interdiction effected by it.

    Category: Anthropology

  4. a style of Nigerian popular music using electric guitars, traditional drums, and call-and-response singing.

    Category: Music and Dance

Origin of juju:

1890–95

Princeton's WordNet

  1. juju(noun)

    the power associated with a juju

  2. juju, voodoo, hoodoo, fetish, fetich(noun)

    a charm superstitiously believed to embody magical powers

Wiktionary

  1. juju(Noun)

    A fetish or charm believed by West Africans to have magical or supernatural powers.

  2. juju(Noun)

    The magical or supernatural power of such a charm.

  3. juju(Noun)

    A superstitious belief in the karmic consequences of an action or behavior, usually negative in connotation.

    That's some bad juju.

  4. juju(Noun)

    A type of music popular in Nigeria. (See Ju00F9ju00FA music)

Freebase

  1. Juju

    Juju is the fourth studio album by English post-punk band Siouxsie and the Banshees. It was recorded at Surrey Sound studio with Nigel Gray as co-producer, and was released on 6 June 1981 by record label Polydor. Two singles were released from Juju: "Spellbound" and "Arabian Knights". The album was commercially successful in the UK. It was also acclaimed by critics upon its release, with praise given particularly to John McGeoch's unconventional guitar-playing and Siouxsie's vocal performances. It remains a critical favourite to this day, and is seen as a landmark album of post-punk.

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