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mojo

[ moh-joh ]
/ ˈmoʊ dʒoʊ /
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noun, plural mo·jos, mo·joes for 1, 3.

an object, as an amulet or charm, that is believed to carry a magic spell.
the art or practice of casting magic spells; magic.
Informal.
  1. a seemingly magical personal charm, power, or influence over other people: He’s always a hit with the ladies when he gets his mojo working.
  2. exceptional ability, good luck, success, etc.:It seems like our team has finally gotten its mojo back.

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Origin of mojo

An Americanism first recorded in 1925–30; compare Gullah moco “witchcraft, magic,” probably akin to Fulani moco'o “medicine man”

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British Dictionary definitions for mojo

mojo
/ (ˈməʊdʒəʊ) /

noun plural mojos or mojoes US slang

  1. an amulet, charm, or magic spell
  2. (as modifier)ancient mojo spells
the art of casting magic spells
uncanny personal power or influence

Word Origin for mojo

C20: of W African origin
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