What does voodoo mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. juju, voodoo, hoodoo, fetish, fetichnoun

    a charm superstitiously believed to embody magical powers

  2. voodoonoun

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

  3. voodoo, vodoun, voodooism, hoodooismverb

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

  4. voodooverb

    bewitch by or as if by a voodoo

Wiktionary

  1. voodoonoun

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

  2. voodoonoun

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

  3. voodoonoun

    Any sort of magical or irrational approach to a problem.

    I want a real explanation, not this statistical voodoo.

  4. voodooverb

    To enchant someone or something using voodoo

    He claimed his neighbor had voodooed him.

  5. Etymology: From vodu, vodun via Vodou

Webster Dictionary

  1. Voodoonoun

    see Voodooism

  2. Voodoonoun

    one who practices voodooism; a negro sorcerer

  3. Voodooadjective

    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

Examples of voodoo in a Sentence

  1. Luis Elizondo:

    We tried to work within the system, we were trying to take the voodoo out of voodoo science.

  2. 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.

  3. Le Nechet:

    The decoration is magnificent at this New Orleans-inspired spot, voodoo, sorcery, the menu printed on tarot cards... This cocktail bar really stands out because of this cool, unique décor.

  4. Tristan Harris:

    You have a supercomputer pointed at your brain, it's a race between Facebook's voodoo doll, where you flick your finger and they predict what to show you next, and Google's voodoo doll.

  5. Tristan Harris:

    It's a race between Facebook's voodoo doll, where you flick your finger and they predict what to show you next, and Google's voodoo doll.

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