I. noun (plural voodoos) Etymology: Louisiana Creole voudou, probably from Ewe vódũ tutelary deity Date: 1850 1. (also vodou) a religion that is derived from African polytheism and ancestor worship and is practiced chiefly in Haiti 2. a. a person who deals in spells and necromancy b. (1) a sorcerer's spell ; hex (2) a hexed object ; charm II. transitive verb Date: 1880 to bewitch by or as if by means of voodoo ; hex III. adjective Date: 1880 1. of, relating to, or practicing voodoo <
voodoo rituals
2. based on highly improbable suppositions ; extremely implausible or unrealistic <
voodoo economics

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