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[wee-juh or, often, -jee] /ˈwi dʒə or, often, -dʒi/
a device consisting of a small board, or planchette, on legs that rest on a larger board marked with words, letters of the alphabet, etc., and that by moving over the larger board and touching the words, letters, etc., while the fingers of spiritualists, mediums, or others rest lightly upon it, is employed to answer questions, give messages, etc.
Also called Ouija board. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It is to be presumed that every reader of this book knows what a Ouija Board is, and, roughly, what it does.

  • Also, Rudolph, remember the Ouija board said two would die at four.

  • Disavowing any especial clairvoyant ability, she yet achieved marvelous results from the Ouija Board.

    The Come Back Carolyn Wells
  • Drennan—To continue placing more confidence in the washboard than in the Ouija board.

  • Yet it isn't just a toy; sometimes, much as the Ouija board, it's a real aid to memory.

    The Worlds of If Stanley Grauman Weinbaum
  • “De Missus's Ouija boahrd pahrty,” said Gladolia, and rolling her eyes she disappeared in the direction of the kitchen.

    Humorous Ghost Stories Dorothy Scarborough
Word Origin and History for Ouija

1891, a trademark name (originally by Kennard Novelty Co., Baltimore, Md.), compounded from French oui + German ja, both meaning "yes."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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