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Meaning of HOODOO

Pronunciation:  'hoodoo

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  something believed to bring bad luck
  2. [n]  a charm superstitiously believed to embody magical powers
  3. [n]  a practitioner of voodoo
  4. [v]  bring back luck; be a source of misfortune

HOODOO is a 6 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: fetich, fetish, juju, voodoo
 See Also: be, charm, good luck charm, hoodooism, non-Christian priest, priest, stuff, sundries, sundry, vodoun, voodoo, voodooism, whatchamacallit, whatsis



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Hoo"doo\, n. [Perh. a var. of voodoo.]
    One who causes bad luck. [Colloq.]
  2. \Hoo"doo\, v. t.
    To be a hoodoo to; to bring bad luck to by occult influence;
    to bewitch. [Colloq., U. S.]
  3. \Hoo"doo\, n.
    A natural rock pile or pinnacle of fantastic shape. [Western
    U. S.]
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