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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
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  • Because I was sent to ask when your wife is going to get rid of that ouija board.

    Humorous Ghost Stories Dorothy Scarborough
  • 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
  • Nor did she tell of the ouija board experiences she and Shelby had had.

    The Come Back Carolyn Wells
  • Yes; at least it has said he was guilty, but, as you say, an ouija board means nothing.

    The Come Back Carolyn Wells
British Dictionary definitions for ouija board

Ouija board

trademark a board on which are marked the letters of the alphabet. Answers to questions are spelt out by a pointer or glass held by the fingertips of the participants, and are supposedly formed by spiritual forces
Word Origin
C19: from French oui yes + German ja yes
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Word Origin and History for ouija board


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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