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hoo·doo

 (ho͞o′do͞o)
n. pl. hoo·doos
1.
a. Magic healing and control, especially in African-based folk medicine in the United States and the Caribbean. Also called conjure.
b. A practitioner of hoodoo.
2. Voodoo.
3.
a. Bad luck.
b. One that brings bad luck.
4. Geology A column of eccentrically shaped rock, produced by differential weathering.
tr.v. hoo·dooed, hoo·doo·ing, hoo·doos
1. To practice hoodoo on; affect with a charm or curse.
2. To bring bad luck to.

[Of West African origin, possibly from voodoo.]

hoo′doo·ism n.

hoodoo

(ˈhuːduː)
n, pl -doos
1. (Other Non-Christian Religions) a variant of voodoo
2. informal a person or thing that brings bad luck
3. informal bad luck
4. (Physical Geography) (in the western US and Canada) a strangely shaped column of rock
vb, -doos, -dooing or -dooed
(tr) informal to bring bad luck to
[C19: variant of voodoo]
ˈhoodooism n

hoo•doo

(ˈhu du)

n., pl. -doos,
v. n.
1. voodoo.
2. bad luck.
3. a person or thing that brings bad luck.
4. a pillar of rock, usu. of fantastic shape, left by erosion.
v.t.
5. to bring or cause bad luck to.
[1870–75, Amer.; appar. variant of voodoo]
hoo′doo•ism, n.

hoodoo

- A person who practices voodoo; the word also describes a person or thing whose presence is supposed to bring bad luck.
See also related terms for presence.

hoodoo


Past participle: hoodooed
Gerund: hoodooing

Imperative
hoodoo
hoodoo
Present
I hoodoo
you hoodoo
he/she/it hoodoos
we hoodoo
you hoodoo
they hoodoo
Preterite
I hoodooed
you hoodooed
he/she/it hoodooed
we hoodooed
you hoodooed
they hoodooed
Present Continuous
I am hoodooing
you are hoodooing
he/she/it is hoodooing
we are hoodooing
you are hoodooing
they are hoodooing
Present Perfect
I have hoodooed
you have hoodooed
he/she/it has hoodooed
we have hoodooed
you have hoodooed
they have hoodooed
Past Continuous
I was hoodooing
you were hoodooing
he/she/it was hoodooing
we were hoodooing
you were hoodooing
they were hoodooing
Past Perfect
I had hoodooed
you had hoodooed
he/she/it had hoodooed
we had hoodooed
you had hoodooed
they had hoodooed
Future
I will hoodoo
you will hoodoo
he/she/it will hoodoo
we will hoodoo
you will hoodoo
they will hoodoo
Future Perfect
I will have hoodooed
you will have hoodooed
he/she/it will have hoodooed
we will have hoodooed
you will have hoodooed
they will have hoodooed
Future Continuous
I will be hoodooing
you will be hoodooing
he/she/it will be hoodooing
we will be hoodooing
you will be hoodooing
they will be hoodooing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hoodooing
you have been hoodooing
he/she/it has been hoodooing
we have been hoodooing
you have been hoodooing
they have been hoodooing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hoodooing
you will have been hoodooing
he/she/it will have been hoodooing
we will have been hoodooing
you will have been hoodooing
they will have been hoodooing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hoodooing
you had been hoodooing
he/she/it had been hoodooing
we had been hoodooing
you had been hoodooing
they had been hoodooing
Conditional
I would hoodoo
you would hoodoo
he/she/it would hoodoo
we would hoodoo
you would hoodoo
they would hoodoo
Past Conditional
I would have hoodooed
you would have hoodooed
he/she/it would have hoodooed
we would have hoodooed
you would have hoodooed
they would have hoodooed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hoodoo - (geology) a column of weathered and unusually shaped rockhoodoo - (geology) a column of weathered and unusually shaped rock; "a tall sandstone hoodoo"
geology - a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks
pillar, tower, column - anything that approximates the shape of a column or tower; "the test tube held a column of white powder"; "a tower of dust rose above the horizon"; "a thin pillar of smoke betrayed their campsite"
2.hoodoo - a practitioner of voodoo
hoodooism, vodoun, voodooism, voodoo - a religious cult practiced chiefly in Caribbean countries (especially Haiti); involves witchcraft and animistic deities
non-Christian priest, priest - a person who performs religious duties and ceremonies in a non-Christian religion
3.hoodoo - a charm superstitiously believed to embody magical powershoodoo - a charm superstitiously believed to embody magical powers
good luck charm, charm - something believed to bring good luck
4.hoodoo - something believed to bring bad luck
object, physical object - a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow; "it was full of rackets, balls and other objects"
Verb1.hoodoo - bring bad luck; be a source of misfortune
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"

hoodoo

noun (Informal) jinx, curse, bad luck, voodoo, nemesis, hex (U.S. & Canad. informal), evil eye, evil star It'll take a football miracle if we are to break that hoodoo.

hoodoo

noun
Something or someone believed to bring bad luck:
Informal: jinx.
verb
To bring bad luck or evil to:
Informal: jinx.
Translations
cheminée de féedemoiselle coiffée

hoodoo

[ˈhuːduː] N (= voodoo) → vudú m; (= jinx) → gafe m, mala suerte f
there's a hoodoo on ittiene gafe

hoodoo

nUnglück nt; (= person, thing)Unglücksbote m
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