What does voodoo mean?

Definitions for voodoo
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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

Wikipedia

  1. Voodoo

    Voodoo, written by lead singer Sully Erna, is a single by alternative metal band Godsmack from their self-titled album. The song "Voodoo" was best known for its use in the MTV television program Fear. The video, directed by Dean Karr, shows witches performing a ritual with swords. The band is shown throughout the video playing in a corn field. A naked gorgon is shown dancing, which is also part of the ritual. Zombies come out of a lake and wander through the woods. The video features Laurie Cabot and members of her coven at that time. The idea of zombies came from the original inspiration of the song. At the House of Blues, vocalist Sully Erna stated that this inspiration was the film The Serpent and the Rainbow. The song was also used by WWE wrestler Batista during his time as Leviathan in the former WWE developmental territory Ohio Valley (OVW) from 2000 to 2002. “Voodoo” is the final track listed on the album. After roughly two minutes of silence, a hidden track (entitled "Witch Hunt") closes the album. Although "Voodoo" itself is 4:40 in length, the actual length (including the aforementioned silence and the hidden track "Witch Hunt") is 9:02.

ChatGPT

  1. voodoo

    Voodoo is a religion that originated in Africa, particularly in Benin, and was later brought to the Americas and the Caribbean through the transatlantic slave trade. It involves beliefs in various deities and spirits, as well as rituals, ceremonies, and practices such as spirit possession, ancestor worship, and healing procedures. It also includes elements of magic and sorcery. The term "voodoo" is often used in a broader cultural context to refer to a range of folk magic practices found in different parts of the world.

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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Max Gesner Beauvoir:

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

  4. Luis Elizondo:

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

  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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