Word of the day

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hoodoo (noun) – 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.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : “One who practices voodoo,” 1870, American English, probably an alteration of voodoo. Meaning “something that causes or brings bad luck” is attested from 1880. As a verb from 1886.


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