Etymology
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hoodoo (n.)

1870, "one who practices voodoo," American English, probably an alteration of voodoo. Meaning "something that causes or brings bad luck" is attested from 1880. As a verb from 1886. By 2002 as a type of non-religious American folk magic.

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Definitions of hoodoo
1
hoodoo (n.)
(geology) a column of weathered and unusually shaped rock;
a tall sandstone hoodoo
hoodoo (n.)
a practitioner of voodoo;
hoodoo (n.)
a charm superstitiously believed to embody magical powers;
Synonyms: juju / voodoo / fetish / fetich
hoodoo (n.)
something believed to bring bad luck;
2
hoodoo (v.)
bring bad luck; be a source of misfortune;
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