[wee-juh or, often, -jee]
  1. 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.
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Contemporary Examples of ouija

Historical Examples of ouija

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

    Humorous Ghost Stories

    Dorothy Scarborough

  • Every plagued one of those five Ouija boards was calling me by name!

    Humorous Ghost Stories

    Dorothy Scarborough

  • "They do write, people say, with ouija boards and mediums," she murmured.

    The Thing from the Lake

    Eleanor M. Ingram

  • 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

Word Origin and History for ouija


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