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[wee-juh or, often, -jee] /ˈwi dʒə or, often, -dʒi/
a device consisting of a small board, or planchette, on legs that rest on a larger board marked with words, letters of the alphabet, etc., and that by moving over the larger board and touching the words, letters, etc., while the fingers of spiritualists, mediums, or others rest lightly upon it, is employed to answer questions, give messages, etc.
Also called Ouija board. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Every plagued one of those five Ouija boards was calling me by name!

    Humorous Ghost Stories Dorothy Scarborough
  • Because I was sent to ask when your wife is going to get rid of that Ouija board.

    Humorous Ghost Stories Dorothy Scarborough
  • "They do write, people say, with Ouija boards and mediums," she murmured.

    The Thing from the Lake

    Eleanor M. Ingram
  • Also, Rudolph, remember the Ouija board said two would die at four.

  • As soon as the Ouija board was ready they began their experiment.

    Walking Shadows Alfred Noyes
  • Her success with the Ouija Board was a matter of mystery to her mother and to all who knew of it.

    The Come Back Carolyn Wells
Word Origin and History for Ouija

1891, a trademark name (originally by Kennard Novelty Co., Baltimore, Md.), compounded from French oui + German ja, both meaning "yes."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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