[ hoo-doo ]
/ ˈhu du /
noun, plural hoo·doos.
a person or thing that brings bad luck.
Geology. a pillar of rock, usually of fantastic shape, left by erosion.
verb (used with object), hoo·dooed, hoo·doo·ing.
to bring or cause bad luck to.
Origin of hoodoo
1870–75, Americanism; apparently var of voodoo
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British Dictionary definitions for hoodooing
/ (ˈhuːduː) /
noun plural -doos
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
verb -doos, -dooing or -dooed
(tr) informal to bring bad luck to
Derived Formshoodooism, noun
Word Origin for hoodoo
C19: variant of voodoo
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