What does voodoo mean?

Definitions for voodooˈvu du

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word voodoo.

Princeton's WordNet

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

    a charm superstitiously believed to embody magical powers

  2. voodoo(noun)

    (Haiti) followers of a religion that involves witchcraft and animistic deities

  3. voodoo, vodoun, voodooism, hoodooism(verb)

    a religious cult practiced chiefly in Caribbean countries (especially Haiti); involves witchcraft and animistic deities

  4. voodoo(verb)

    bewitch by or as if by a voodoo

Wiktionary

  1. voodoo(Noun)

    A religion of the Ewe/Fon of West Africa, practiced chiefly in Benin.

  2. voodoo(Noun)

    Any of a group of related religious practices found chiefly in and around the Caribbean, particularly in Haiti and Louisiana.

  3. voodoo(Noun)

    Any sort of magical or irrational approach to a problem.

    I want a real explanation, not this statistical voodoo.

  4. voodoo(Verb)

    To enchant someone or something using voodoo

    He claimed his neighbor had voodooed him.

  5. Origin: From vodu, vodun via Vodou

Webster Dictionary

  1. Voodoo(noun)

    see Voodooism

  2. Voodoo(noun)

    one who practices voodooism; a negro sorcerer

  3. Voodoo(adj)

    of or pertaining to voodooism, or a voodoo; as, voodoo incantations

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Voodoo

    Voudou, vōō-dōō, n. the name given in the southern United States to any practiser of witchcraft, or of any charm, incantation, &c., especially when tinctured with African rites or superstitions: the supreme evil spirit of the voodoos.—adj. pertaining to the rites or practices of the voodoo.—v.t. to affect by voodoo charms.—n. Voodoo′ism, voodoo superstitions. [Creole Fr. vaudoux, a negro sorcerer, prob. a form of Fr. Vaudois, a Waldensian—a heretic being capable of any kind of wickedness.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Voodoo

    name given to a system of magic and superstitious rites prevalent among certain negro races.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of voodoo in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of voodoo in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Max Gesner Beauvoir:

    Voodoo is the soul of the Haitian people and nothing can be done without that cultural basis. It is a way of life.

  2. Max Gesner Beauvoir:

    Voodoo heals the mind, soul and body. The soul is what we are, which controls everything, all our actions and mind.

  3. Curtis Malouff:

    Voodoo Doughnuts’s too much for someone to eat. He was trying to force Voodoo Doughnuts down. if a challenge is there — Curtis Malouff ’d probably take it.

  4. Max Beauvoir:

    Voodoo is the soul of the Haitian people and nothing can be done without that cultural basis. It is a way of life. Voodoo has always been on the frontline. It can provide treatment to people who are both physically and mentally ill.

  5. Veryan Khan:

    If you have spent any time watching Boko Haram, you would know that Shekau is truly insane and his version of Islam is even too radical for Islamic State, a mixture of part witch doctor/part voodoo/part radical Islam. He is usually screaming, surrounded by a posse, and at least one tank, this last video is a totally new Shekau, calm, cool collective.Someone is directing his image. My thought is he is a wild card that Islamic State cannot afford to ally with unless they rebrand him or get rid of him entirely.

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