Hoodoo



[hoo-doo] /ˈhu du/

noun, plural hoodoos.
1.
.
2.
bad luck.
3.
a person or thing that brings bad luck.
4.
Geology. a pillar of rock, usually of fantastic shape, left by erosion.
verb (used with object), hoodooed, hoodooing.
5.
to bring or cause bad luck to.
/ˈhuːduː/
noun (pl) -doos
1.
a variant of voodoo
2.
(informal) a person or thing that brings bad luck
3.
(informal) bad luck
4.
(in the western US and Canada) a strangely shaped column of rock
verb -doos, -dooing, -dooed
5.
(transitive) (informal) to bring bad luck to
n.

“one who practices voodoo,” 1870, American English, probably an alteration of voodoo. Meaning “something that causes or brings bad luck” is attested from 1880.

noun

A person or thing that brings bad luck; jinx: A mascot and a hoodoo, meaning one who brings ill fortune, are terms invented in the theater

[1882+; said to be an alteration of voodoo]

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  • Hoodwink

    [hoo d-wingk] /ˈhʊdˌwɪŋk/ verb (used with object) 1. to deceive or trick. 2. Archaic. to blindfold. 3. Obsolete. to cover or hide. /ˈhʊdˌwɪŋk/ verb (transitive) 1. to dupe; trick 2. (obsolete) to cover or hide v. 1560s, “to blindfold,” from hood (n.1) + wink; figurative sense of “mislead, deceive” is c.1600. Related: Hoodwinked; hoodwinking.

  • Hoodwinked

    [hoo d-wingk] /ˈhʊdˌwɪŋk/ verb (used with object) 1. to deceive or trick. 2. Archaic. to blindfold. 3. Obsolete. to cover or hide. /ˈhʊdˌwɪŋk/ verb (transitive) 1. to dupe; trick 2. (obsolete) to cover or hide v. 1560s, “to blindfold,” from hood (n.1) + wink; figurative sense of “mislead, deceive” is c.1600. Related: Hoodwinked; hoodwinking.



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