Definitions for voodooˈvu du

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word voodoo

Random House Webster's College Dictionary

voo•dooˈvu du(n.)

  1. a polytheistic religion practiced chiefly by West Indians, deriving principally from African cult worship and containing elements borrowed from the Catholic religion.

    Category: Religion

  2. a person who practices this religion.

  3. a fetish or other object of voodoo worship.

  4. black magic; sorcery.

  5. (adj.)of, associated with, or practicing voodoo.

  6. deceptively simple:

    voodoo economics.

    Category: Informal

  7. (v.t.)to affect by voodoo sorcery.

Origin of voodoo:

1810–20, Amer.; < LaF, earlier vandoux, vandoo

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


  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

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Voodoo

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

Translations for voodoo

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a type of witchcraft originally practised by certain Negro races in the West Indies.

Get even more translations for voodoo »


Find a translation for the voodoo definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these voodoo definitions with the community:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"voodoo." STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 23 Nov. 2014. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for voodoo?

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for voodoo: