What does hoodoo mean?

Definitions for hoodoo
ˈhu duhoodoo

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hoodoonoun

    (geology) a column of weathered and unusually shaped rock

    "a tall sandstone hoodoo"

  2. hoodoonoun

    a practitioner of voodoo

  3. juju, voodoo, hoodoo, fetish, fetichnoun

    a charm superstitiously believed to embody magical powers

  4. hoodooverb

    something believed to bring bad luck

  5. hoodooverb

    bring bad luck; be a source of misfortune

GCIDE

  1. Hoodoonoun

    Same as voodoo.

    Etymology: [Perh. a var. of voodoo.]

  2. Hoodoonoun

    Bad luck.

    Etymology: [Perh. a var. of voodoo.]

Wiktionary

  1. hoodoonoun

    African traditional folk magic.

    Etymology: hu'du'ba/hu3'du3'ba1. In English, meaning altered to “bring bad luck”, then applied to things thought to bring bad luck, including the thin spires of rock now called hoodoos.

  2. hoodoonoun

    A tall thin spire of rock that protrudes from the bottom of arid basins and badlands.

    Etymology: hu'du'ba/hu3'du3'ba1. In English, meaning altered to “bring bad luck”, then applied to things thought to bring bad luck, including the thin spires of rock now called hoodoos.

  3. hoodoonoun

    Something or someone believed to bring bad luck.

    Etymology: hu'du'ba/hu3'du3'ba1. In English, meaning altered to “bring bad luck”, then applied to things thought to bring bad luck, including the thin spires of rock now called hoodoos.

  4. hoodooverb

    To bring bad luck or misfortune, to jinx.

    Etymology: hu'du'ba/hu3'du3'ba1. In English, meaning altered to “bring bad luck”, then applied to things thought to bring bad luck, including the thin spires of rock now called hoodoos.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hoodoonoun

    one who causes bad luck

    Etymology: [Perh. a var. of voodoo.]

Freebase

  1. Hoodoo

    Hoodoo, also known as conjure, and "Voodoo" is a traditional African-American folk spirituality that developed from a number of West African, Native American, and European spiritual traditions.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hoodoo in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hoodoo in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of hoodoo in a Sentence

  1. Roger Federer:

    I tried to really mix it up on his second serve and I was hoping to serve good enough Roger Federer to keep me out of trouble, he had that one bad game at the beginning of the second set, which made the difference in the match. Incredibly, the triumph marks the 87th ATP Tour win of Federer's trophy-laden career. Djoko's Cincinnati hex By comparisson, Djokovic will now have to wait until next year to try and overcome his Cincinnati hoodoo. Sunday's result means the World No 1. has lost in the final of the Ohio tournament five times in his career, including twice previously to Federer in 2009 and 2012.

  2. Clint Eastwood:

    And yeah, it's a dumb thing to say. I mean, to predicate your opinion on the fact that the guy was born to Mexican parents or something, he's said a lot of dumb things. So have all of them. Both sides. But everybody - the press and everybody's going,' Oh, well, that's racist,' and they're making a big hoodoo out of it. Just fucking get over it. It's a sad time in history.

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