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voodooism

[voo-doo-iz-uh m]
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noun
  1. the voodoo religious rites and practices.
  2. the practice of sorcery.
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Origin of voodooism

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65; voodoo + -ism
Related formsvoo·doo·ist, nounvoo·doo·is·tic, adjective
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Examples from the Web for voodooism

Historical Examples

  • You see I do not believe in ghost stories nor voodooism, I have nothing to say.

    Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States

    Work Projects Administration

  • It was well back in the hills that voodooism went full swing.

  • Like many other ignorant people, he was very superstitious and believed in charms and voodooism.

  • With freedom, the negro, en masse, relapsed promptly into the voodooism of Africa.

    Dixie After the War

    Myrta Lockett Avary

  • There is no parallel among civilized nations; to find one you must go to the Voodooism of the savage black.

    Queed

    Henry Sydnor Harrison