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ju·ju 1

 (jo͞o′jo͞o)
n.
1. An object used as a fetish, a charm, or an amulet in West Africa.
2. The supernatural power ascribed to such an object.

[Of West African origin; akin to the source of Hausa jūjū, fetish, evil spirit.]

ju′ju·ism n.

ju·ju 2

 (jo͞o′jo͞o)
n.
A style of Nigerian popular music featuring electric guitars and traditional drums.

[Yoruba jùjú.]

juju

(ˈdʒuːdʒuː)
n
1. (Anthropology & Ethnology) an object superstitiously revered by certain W African peoples and used as a charm or fetish
2. (Anthropology & Ethnology) the power associated with a juju
3. (Anthropology & Ethnology) a taboo effected by a juju
4. any process in which a mystery is exploited to confuse people
[C19: probably from Hausa djudju evil spirit, fetish]
ˈjujuism n
ˈjujuist n

ju•ju

(ˈdʒu dʒu)

n., pl. -jus.
1. a fetish or amulet used by some West African peoples.
2. the magical power attributed to such an object.
3. a ban or interdiction effected by it.
4. a style of Nigerian popular music using electric guitars, traditional drums, and call-and-response singing.
[1890–95]

juju

1. A Nigerian musical style with roots in the traditional drumbased music of the Yoruba people.
2. An object used in Africa as a charm, fetish, or amulet.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.juju - the power associated with a juju
magic, thaumaturgy - any art that invokes supernatural powers
2.juju - a charm superstitiously believed to embody magical powersjuju - a charm superstitiously believed to embody magical powers
good luck charm, charm - something believed to bring good luck

juju

noun
A small object worn or kept for its supposed magical power:
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Most of the players wear jujus, special amulets, made for them by marabouts.
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Their lives are sometimes helped - and frequently made more complicated - by the strange and mystical Jujus, magical beings with whom Tak has a special bond.
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This innovative sequel will also feature massive linear environments and a returning cast of favorite characters, along with four brand new Jujus and the introduction of Jibolba's brother, JB.
The visually dynamic CGI animated series will follow Tak as he uses his Juju staff to perform magic and summon the outrageous and colorful Jujus, who always further complicate his plight and turn his world upside down.
Featuring 1-2 player cooperative game play for the first time, players have to use all their skills to win this race against the toughest competitors and receive the grandest reward ever given by the Great Jujus.
Featuring 1-2 player cooperative game play for the first time, players will have to use all their skills to win this race against the toughest competitors and receive the grandest reward ever given by the Great Jujus.