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ju·ju 1

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

A style of Nigerian popular music featuring electric guitars and traditional drums.

[Yoruba jùjú.]


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


(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.


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


A small object worn or kept for its supposed magical power:
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