hoodoo

Primary Meanings of hoodoo

1.
nv
a charm superstitiously believed to embody magical powers
bring bad luck; be a source of misfortune
2.
n
(geology) a column of weathered and unusually shaped rock
Full Definitions of hoodoo
1

n a charm superstitiously believed to embody magical powers

Synonyms:
fetich, fetish, juju, voodoo
Type of:
charm, good luck charm
something believed to bring good luck

n something believed to bring bad luck

Type of:
object, physical object
a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow

n a practitioner of voodoo

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

v bring bad luck; be a source of misfortune

Type of:
be
have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)
2

n (geology) a column of weathered and unusually shaped rock

“a tall sandstone hoodoo
Type of:
column, pillar, tower
anything that approximates the shape of a column or tower

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