Definitions of hoodoo
  1. noun
    a charm superstitiously believed to embody magical powers
    synonyms: fetich, fetish, juju, voodoo
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    type of:
    charm, good luck charm
    something believed to bring good luck
  2. noun
    something believed to bring bad luck
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    type of:
    object, physical object
    a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow
  3. noun
    a practitioner of voodoo
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    type of:
    hoodooism, vodoun, voodoo, voodooism
    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
  4. verb
    bring bad luck; be a source of misfortune
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    type of:
    have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)
  5. noun
    (geology) a column of weathered and unusually shaped rock
    “a tall sandstone hoodoo
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    type of:
    column, pillar, tower
    anything that approximates the shape of a column or tower
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