hoodooism

hoodooism

[hoo-doo-iz-uhm]
noun
the practice of or belief in voodoo.

Origin:
1880–85, Americanism; hoodoo + -ism

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hoodoo (ˈhuːduː)
 
n , pl -doos
1.  a variant of voodoo
2.  informal a person or thing that brings bad luck
3.  informal bad luck
4.  (in the western US and Canada) a strangely shaped column of rock
 
vb , -doos, -doos, -dooing, -dooed
5.  informal (tr) to bring bad luck to
 
[C19: variant of voodoo]
 
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