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 (ō′bē-ə) also o·bi (ō′bē)
n. pl. o·be·ahs also o·bis
1. A form of religious belief of African origin, involving sorcery and practiced in Jamaica, some other parts of the West Indies, and nearby tropical America.
2. An object, charm, or fetish used in the practice of this belief.

[West Indian English, of West African origin; akin to Efik ubio, anything noxious, something put in the ground to cause sickness or death, bad omen.]


(Clothing & Fashion) another word for obi2


(ˈoʊ bi ə)

also obi

1. a form of belief involving sorcery, practiced in parts of the West Indies, South America, the southern U.S., and Africa.
2. a fetish or charm used in practicing obeah.
[1750–60; ultimately < a West African language; compare Twi ɔ-bayifó sorcerer]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.obeah - (West Indies) followers of a religious system involving witchcraft and sorcery
cult - followers of an exclusive system of religious beliefs and practices
the Indies, West Indies - the string of islands between North America and South America; a popular resort area
2.obeah - a religious belief of African origin involving witchcraft and sorceryobeah - a religious belief of African origin involving witchcraft and sorcery; practiced in parts of the West Indies and tropical Americas
cultus, religious cult, cult - a system of religious beliefs and rituals; "devoted to the cultus of the Blessed Virgin"
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