Meaning of “voodoo” in the English Dictionary


"voodoo" in English

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voodoonoun [ U ]

uk /ˈvuː.duː/ us /ˈvuː.duː/

a type of religion involving magic and the worship of spirits (= people who cannot be seen), especially common in Haiti

informal bad luck:

They felt as if there was some sort of voodoo on the band, because everything just went wrong.

(Definition of “voodoo” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"voodoo" in American English

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voodoonoun [ U ]

us /ˈvud·u/

a religion involving magic that began in Africa and developed in Haiti

(Definition of “voodoo” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)