AskDefine | Define hoodoo

Dictionary Definition



1 a column of weathered and eccentrically shaped rock; "a tall sandstone hoodoo"
2 a practitioner of voodoo
3 a charm superstitiously believed to embody magical powers [syn: juju, voodoo, fetish, fetich]
4 something believed to bring bad luck v : bring back luck; be a source of misfortune

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. African traditional folk magic.
  2. A tall thin spire of rock that protrudes from the bottom of arid basins and badlands.

Extensive Definition

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hoodoo in Dutch: Hoodoo
hoodoo in Swedish: Hoodoo

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Jonah, alchemy, amulet, bad influence, bedevil, bewitch, bewitchery, bring bad luck, charm, curse, demonize, diabolize, divination, enchantment, evil eye, evil genius, evil star, fetish, fetishism, fylfot, gammadion, glamour, good-luck charm, gramarye, hex, ill wind, jinx, juju, jujuism, love charm, lucky bean, lucky piece, madstone, magic, malevolent influence, malocchio, mascot, mumbo jumbo, natural magic, necromancy, obeah, obsess, overlook, periapt, philter, phylactery, possess, rune, scarab, scarabaeus, scarabee, shamanism, sorcery, sortilege, spell, spellbinding, spellcasting, sudarium, swastika, sympathetic magic, talisman, thaumaturgia, thaumaturgics, thaumaturgism, thaumaturgy, theurgy, vampirism, veronica, voodoo, voodooism, wanga, whammy, white magic, witch, witchcraft, witchery, witchwork, wizardry
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