noun, plural voo·doos.
verb (used with object), voo·dooed, voo·doo·ing.
Origin of voodoo
Related Words for voodoowitchcraft, abracadabra, necromancy, enchantment, hoodoo, spell, sorcery, divination, alchemy, charm, hocus-pocus, jinx, devilry, witchery, obeah, wizardry, obi, conjuring
Examples from the Web for voodoo
Contemporary Examples of voodoo
Voodoo is the official religion of Haiti and was brought into the West Indies nation by African slaves.
In Voodoo, the demarcation between life and death is more fluid; helping Voodoo followers create order out of disorder.
In the background, outside, is Papa Legba, who is a Loa, the word for a Voodoo deity.
There are whispers of a history of voodoo ceremonies and mysterious orbs of light appearing in photos.The Sacrificial Limbs of New Orleans
March 12, 2014
Another declared she was a voodoo princess performing chants to make sure I got breast cancer.The Story Behind the Latest Michael Jackson Bombshell
July 1, 2013
Historical Examples of voodoo
"'The only form in which Voodoo—'" began Father Brown, reading aloud.The Wisdom of Father Brown
G. K. Chesterton
We didn't have no voodoo women nor conjure folks at our 20 acres.Slave Narratives, Oklahoma
Hyppolite was a Voodoo priest and, it is said, an anthropophagist.Montezuma's Castle and Other Weird Tales
Charles B. Cory
We might have been offered up on the altar of the voodoo worshippers for all you cared!Polly's Southern Cruise
Lillian Elizabeth Roy
Then there was the voodoo priestess, she with the black goat.The Crystal Ball
Roy J. Snell
noun plural -doos
verb -doos, -dooing or -dooed
Word Origin for voodoo
religious witchcraft of Haiti and Southern U.S., ultimately of African origin, 1850, from Louisiana French voudou, from a W.African language (e.g. Ewe and Fon vodu "spirit, demon, deity," also Vandoo, supposedly the name of an African deity, from a language of Dahomey). Cf. vodun "fetish connected with snake worship in Dahomey," said to be from vo "to be afraid," or vo "harmful." The verb is attested from 1880.