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Wednesday, September 01, 1999

Definitions for juju

  1. An object superstitiously believed to embody magical powers.
  2. The power associated with a juju.

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Citations for juju
[David] Robinson, sounding confident and sure, said that the time for juju and magic dust had passed. 'To be honest with you, I think it's beyond that', he said. 'It's very hard to come up with magic at the end'. , New York Times
'You ever heard of juju?'
Skyler shook his head.
'Magic. You talk about this and it'll be the last talkin' you do. You'll just open your mouth and nothin' will come out'.
John Darnton, The Experiment
Origin of juju
Juju is of West African origin, akin to Hausa djudju, fetish, evil spirit.