- bad luck.
- a person or thing that brings bad luck.
- Geology. a pillar of rock, usually of fantastic shape, left by erosion.
- to bring or cause bad luck to.
Origin of hoodoo
Examples from the Web for hoodoo
Contemporary Examples of hoodoo
Created more jobs than any modern president, in the process showing people that trickle-down economics was hoodoo.One’s a Weiner, the Other a Hero: Why Bill and Hillary Have Nothing in Common With Anthony and Huma
July 25, 2013
Historical Examples of hoodoo
But Rockland had a pitcher who more than once proved a hoodoo for Camden.
Well, if this hasn't been a hoodoo cruise from Boston, I don't know a thing!
"Tell us a story about a hoodoo, Uncle Jonah," Hortense begged.The Cat in Grandfather's House
Carl Henry Grabo
If it didn't go it was a hoodoo—a black shadow—and he wanted no more to do with it.Jennie Gerhardt
There's got to be an end to this hoodoo business in my house.The Faith Healer
William Vaughn Moody
- a variant of voodoo
- informal a person or thing that brings bad luck
- informal bad luck
- (in the western US and Canada) a strangely shaped column of rock
- (tr) informal to bring bad luck to
Word Origin for hoodoo
"one who practices voodoo," 1870, American English, probably an alteration of voodoo. Meaning "something that causes or brings bad luck" is attested from 1880.