[ voo-doo-iz-uhm ]
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  1. the Voodoo religious rites and folk magic practices.

  2. the practice of magical and ecstatic rites associated with Voodoo.

Origin of Voodooism

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65; Voodoo + -ism

Other words from Voodooism

  • Voo·doo·ist, noun
  • Voo·doo·is·tic [voo-doo-is-tik], /ˌvu duˈɪs tɪk/, adjective

Words Nearby Voodooism

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How to use Voodooism in a sentence

  • It was part of the information we got of Jules Sevier that criminal Voodooism was practiced only back in the hills.

    The Voodoo Gold Trail | Walter Walden
  • As long as the photoplays are in the hands of men like Edison they are mere Voodooism.

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

    Queed | Henry Sydnor Harrison
  • 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