Mojo



[moh-joh] /ˈmoʊ dʒoʊ/

noun, plural mojos, mojoes.
1.
the art or practice of casting magic spells; magic; voodoo.
2.
an object, as an amulet or charm, that is believed to carry a magic spell.
/ˈməʊdʒəʊ/
noun (US, slang) (pl) mojos, mojoes
1.

2.
the art of casting magic spells
3.
uncanny personal power or influence
noun

a Cuban seasoning of garlic, olive oil, and sour (Seville) oranges used as a dip, marinade, or sauce
Word Origin

Span. mojar ‘make wet’
Usage Note

cooking
n.

“magic,” 1920s, probably of Creole origin, cf. Gullah moco “witchcraft,” Fula moco’o “medicine man.”

noun

[1920s+ Black; origin unknown; probably fr an African language]

noun

Any narcotic, esp morphine

[1935+ Narcotics; perhaps fr Spanish mojar, ”celebrate by drinking”]

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