mojos

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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mojo
1920s, probably of Creole origin, cf. Gullah moco "witchcraft," Fula moco'o "medicine man."
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