hoodooism hoodooism n. Voodoo, a form of religion practiced chiefly in Caribbean countries (esp. Haiti); it involves witchcraft and animistic deities.

Syn: voodoo, vodoun, voodooism. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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