- 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.
Examples from the Web for ouija
Dusty books, smoking pipes, tarot cards, and a Ouija board fill the antique furniture positioning any object as a clue.Escape the Room—New York's Hottest Game
September 15, 2014
Was a séance held or Ouija board used before the disturbance began?True Life: I’m a Part-Time Ghost Hunter
September 15, 2013
I put my hands on the keyboard like on the planchette of a Ouija Board hoping to conjure something.‘White Collar’ Creator Jeff Eastin: My Biggest Con
July 10, 2012
The keyboard becomes a kind of Ouija board, taking you toward places you may not have wanted to go.The Years of Magical Writing
November 2, 2011
Because I was sent to ask when your wife is going to get rid of that Ouija board.
Every plagued one of those five Ouija boards was calling me by name!
"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.The Room with the Tassels
As soon as the ouija board was ready they began their experiment.Walking Shadows
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."