Hoodoo Hoo"doo, v. t. To be a hoodoo to; to bring bad luck to by occult influence; to bewitch. [Colloq., U. S.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • Hoodoo — Hoo doo (h[=oo] d[=oo]), n. [Perh. a var. of voodoo.] 1. One who causes bad luck. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] 2. Same as {voodoo}. [PJC] 3. Bad luck. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hoodoo — Hoo doo, n. A natural rock pile or pinnacle of fantastic shape. [Western U. S.] I watched for hours as the shadows moved through the hoodoos in Bryce Canyon park. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hoodoo — one who practices voodoo, 1870, Amer.Eng., probably an alteration of VOODOO (Cf. voodoo). Meaning something that causes or brings bad luck is attested from 1880 …   Etymology dictionary

  • hoodoo — ► NOUN 1) voodoo. 2) a run or cause of bad luck. ► VERB (hoodoos, hoodooed) ▪ bring bad luck to. ORIGIN originally an alternative US word for VOODOO(Cf. ↑voodooist) …   English terms dictionary

  • hoodoo — ☆ hoodoo [ho͞o′do͞o΄ ] n. pl. hoodoos [var. of VOODOO] 1. VOODOO 2. Informal a) a person or thing that causes bad luck b) bad luck 3. a natural rock formation of fantastic shape, esp. as found in the W U.S …   English World dictionary

  • Hoodoo — Pages related to Hoodoo = Hoodoo may refer to:In culture:*Hoodoo (folk magic), African traditional folk magic * Hoodoo , an album by singer Alison Moyet * Hoodoo , an album by John Fogerty *Hoodoo Gurus, an Australian rock music group *Horatio J …   Wikipedia

  • Hoodoo — Para el accidente geomorfológico, véase chimenea de hadas. Hoodoo es una forma de magia americana criolla de origen predominantemente africano. Esta magia, también conocida como conjure, incluye la tradición de la práctica de magia que se… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Hoodoo — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Hoodoo peut référer à : En culture Hoodoo Gurus, un groupe de rock australien ; Hoodoo, en album d Alison Moyet ; Hoodoo, un album de John… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Hoodoo — Thor s Hammer im Bryce Canyon Nationalpark Als Hoodoos werden Gesteinssäulen aus Kalkstein im Westen der USA benannt, die sich durch Wind geformt haben. Sie entstanden innerhalb der letzten 40 bis 60 Millionen Jahre vor allem auf den Hochplateaus …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • hoodoo — UK [ˈhuːduː] / US [ˈhuˌdu] noun Word forms hoodoo : singular hoodoo plural hoodoos 1) [uncountable] voodoo 2) [countable/uncountable] bad luck, or a person, place, or thing that is thought to cause bad luck, perhaps by magic …   English dictionary

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