mojo

[moh-joh]
noun, plural mojos, mojoes.
1.
the art or practice of casting magic spells; magic; voodoo.
2.
an object, as an amulet or charm, that is believed to carry a magic spell.

Origin:
1925–30, Americanism; compare Gullah moco witchcraft, magic, probably akin to Fulani moco'o medicine man (c represents voiced palatal stop)

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mojo (ˈməʊdʒəʊ)
 
n , pl mojos, mojoes
1.  a.  an amulet, charm, or magic spell
 b.  (as modifier): ancient mojo spells
2.  the art of casting magic spells
3.  uncanny personal power or influence
 
[C20: of W African origin]

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Main Entry:  mojo
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a Cuban seasoning of garlic, olive oil, and sour (Seville) oranges used as a dip, marinade, or sauce
Etymology:  Span. mojar 'make wet'
Usage:  cooking
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mojo
1920s, probably of Creole origin, cf. Gullah moco "witchcraft," Fula moco'o "medicine man."
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Example sentences
The mojo of open journalism, plus that itchy beta thing.
He seemed to be concentrating on getting in touch with his mojo.
The fear is that they will somehow screw up the team's mojo.
The culture appears to have lost its mojo, its churning energy.
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