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voo·doo

 (vo͞o′do͞o)
n. pl. voo·doos
1. A religion of West African origin practiced chiefly in Haiti and other Caribbean countries, based on animism, magic, and elements of Roman Catholic ritual, and characterized by belief in a supreme God and a large pantheon of local and tutelary deities, deified ancestors, and saints, who communicate with believers in dreams, trances, and ritual possessions. Also called vodoun.
2. A practitioner, priest, or priestess of voodoo.
3. Deceptive or delusive nonsense.
tr.v. voo·dooed, voo·doo·ing, voo·doos
To place under the influence of a spell or curse; bewitch.
adj.
1. Of or relating to the beliefs or practices of voodoo.
2. Based on unrealistic or delusive assumptions: voodoo economics.

[Louisiana French voudou, from Ewe vodu and Fon vodun.]

voodoo

(ˈvuːduː)
n, pl -doos
1. (Other Non-Christian Religions) Also called: voodooism a religious cult involving witchcraft and communication by trance with ancestors and animistic deities, common in Haiti and other Caribbean islands
2. (Other Non-Christian Religions) a person who practises voodoo
3. (Other Non-Christian Religions) a charm, spell, or fetish involved in voodoo worship and ritual
adj
(Other Non-Christian Religions) relating to or associated with voodoo
vb, -doos, -dooing or -dooed
(Other Non-Christian Religions) (tr) to affect by or as if by the power of voodoo
[C19: from Louisiana French voudou, ultimately of West African origin; compare Ewe vodu guardian spirit]
ˈvoodooist n
ˌvoodooˈistic adj

voo•doo

(ˈvu du)
n.
1. a polytheistic religion practiced chiefly by West Indians, deriving principally from African cult worship and containing elements borrowed from the Catholic religion.
2. a person who practices this religion.
3. a fetish or other object of voodoo worship.
4. black magic; sorcery.
adj.
5. of, associated with, or practicing voodoo.
6. deceptively simple: voodoo economics.
v.t.
7. to affect by voodoo sorcery.
[1810–20, Amer.; < Louisiana French, earlier vandoux, vandoo]

voodoo


Past participle: voodooed
Gerund: voodooing

Imperative
voodoo
voodoo
Present
I voodoo
you voodoo
he/she/it voodoos
we voodoo
you voodoo
they voodoo
Preterite
I voodooed
you voodooed
he/she/it voodooed
we voodooed
you voodooed
they voodooed
Present Continuous
I am voodooing
you are voodooing
he/she/it is voodooing
we are voodooing
you are voodooing
they are voodooing
Present Perfect
I have voodooed
you have voodooed
he/she/it has voodooed
we have voodooed
you have voodooed
they have voodooed
Past Continuous
I was voodooing
you were voodooing
he/she/it was voodooing
we were voodooing
you were voodooing
they were voodooing
Past Perfect
I had voodooed
you had voodooed
he/she/it had voodooed
we had voodooed
you had voodooed
they had voodooed
Future
I will voodoo
you will voodoo
he/she/it will voodoo
we will voodoo
you will voodoo
they will voodoo
Future Perfect
I will have voodooed
you will have voodooed
he/she/it will have voodooed
we will have voodooed
you will have voodooed
they will have voodooed
Future Continuous
I will be voodooing
you will be voodooing
he/she/it will be voodooing
we will be voodooing
you will be voodooing
they will be voodooing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been voodooing
you have been voodooing
he/she/it has been voodooing
we have been voodooing
you have been voodooing
they have been voodooing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been voodooing
you will have been voodooing
he/she/it will have been voodooing
we will have been voodooing
you will have been voodooing
they will have been voodooing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been voodooing
you had been voodooing
he/she/it had been voodooing
we had been voodooing
you had been voodooing
they had been voodooing
Conditional
I would voodoo
you would voodoo
he/she/it would voodoo
we would voodoo
you would voodoo
they would voodoo
Past Conditional
I would have voodooed
you would have voodooed
he/she/it would have voodooed
we would have voodooed
you would have voodooed
they would have voodooed

voodoo

A religious cult practiced in Haiti and in parts of the Caribbean, Brazil, and the southern states of America. Voodoo mixes beliefs and rites of Africa with elements from the Catholic religion.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.voodoo - a charm superstitiously believed to embody magical powersvoodoo - a charm superstitiously believed to embody magical powers
good luck charm, charm - something believed to bring good luck
2.voodoo - (Haiti) followers of a religion that involves witchcraft and animistic deities
cult - followers of an exclusive system of religious beliefs and practices
Haiti, Republic of Haiti - a republic in the West Indies on the western part of the island of Hispaniola; achieved independence from France in 1804; the poorest and most illiterate nation in the western hemisphere
3.voodoo - a religious cult practiced chiefly in Caribbean countries (especially Haiti)voodoo - a religious cult practiced chiefly in Caribbean countries (especially Haiti); involves witchcraft and animistic deities
cultus, religious cult, cult - a system of religious beliefs and rituals; "devoted to the cultus of the Blessed Virgin"
hoodoo - a practitioner of voodoo
zombi, zombi spirit, zombie spirit, zombie - (voodooism) a spirit or supernatural force that reanimates a dead body
Verb1.voodoo - bewitch by or as if by a voodoovoodoo - bewitch by or as if by a voodoo  
glamour, hex, jinx, witch, bewitch, enchant - cast a spell over someone or something; put a hex on someone or something

voodoo

verb
To act upon with or as if with magic:
Translations
فودو: مَزيج من السِّحْر والشَّعْوَذَه
čarodějnictví
voodoo
voodoo
vúdú
buršanamaģija
büyüvudu

voodoo

[ˈvuːduː] Nvudú m

voodoo

[ˈvuːduː] nvaudou m

voodoo

nVoodoo m, → Wodu m

voodoo

[ˈvuːduː] nvudù m

voodoo

(ˈvuːduː) noun
a type of witchcraft originally practised by certain Negro races in the West Indies.

voodoo

n vudú m
References in classic literature ?
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Also," he added, with a smile, "I fear the English decline to draw any fine distinction between the moral character produced by my religion and that which blooms out of Voodoo.
My mother was a voodoo, my father was a snake; I live upon lions' hearts and the entrails of the panther; I eat young babies for breakfast and the demons of the jungle are my slaves.
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The voodoos and medicine men and the devil- devil doctors were the fathers of metaphysics.
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