wicca

[ wik-uh ]
/ ˈwɪk ə /

noun

(sometimes initial capital letter) a nature-oriented religion having rituals and practices derived from pre-Christian religious beliefs and typically incorporating modern witchcraft of a benevolent kind.

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Origin of wicca

1970–75; < Old English wicca (male) sorcerer (Middle English wicche, modern dial. witch); see witch

OTHER WORDS FROM wicca

wic·can, noun, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH wicca

wicca wicked

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British Dictionary definitions for wicca

Wicca
/ (ˈwɪkə) /

noun

(sometimes not capital) the cult or practice of witchcraft

Derived forms of Wicca

Wiccan, noun, adjective

Word Origin for Wicca

C20: revival of Old English wicca witch
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