Saturday, August 07, 2010
Definitions for mojo
- Personal magnetism; charm.
- The art or practice of casting magic spells; magic; voodoo.
- An object, as an amulet or charm, that is believed to carry a magic spell.
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Citations for mojo
"Where's my beautiful fiancé?" Alex asked. "In here bragging about how she worked her mojo on you."
Another reason this job should be entered into with great caution is that Simon Cowell is taking his not insignificant mojo elsewhere.
Origin of mojo
Mojo comes from moco, "witchcraft," a word in the Gullah dialect. The Gullah are African-Americans who now live in parts of South Carolina and Florida and preserved a greater amount of their African heritage. They speak a creole that uniquely incorporates a great deal of African grammar and loanwords.