Etymology
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voodoo (n.)

religious witchcraft of Haiti and Southern U.S., ultimately of African origin, 1850, from Louisiana French voudou, from a West African language (such as Ewe and Fon vodu "spirit, demon, deity," also Vandoo, supposedly the name of an African deity, from a language of Dahomey). Compare vodun "fetish connected with snake worship in Dahomey," said to be from vo "to be afraid," or vo "harmful." The verb is attested from 1880.

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Definitions of voodoo
1
voodoo (n.)
a charm superstitiously believed to embody magical powers;
Synonyms: juju / hoodoo / fetish / fetich
voodoo (n.)
(Haiti) followers of a religion that involves witchcraft and animistic deities;
voodoo (n.)
a religious cult practiced chiefly in Caribbean countries (especially Haiti); involves witchcraft and animistic deities;
Synonyms: vodoun / voodooism / hoodooism
2
voodoo (v.)
bewitch by or as if by a voodoo;
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