[joo-joo] /ˈdʒu dʒu/
an object venerated superstitiously and used as a fetish or amulet by tribal peoples of West Africa.
the magical power attributed to such an object.
a ban or interdiction effected by it.
an object superstitiously revered by certain W African peoples and used as a charm or fetish
the power associated with a juju
a taboo effected by a juju
any process in which a mystery is exploited to confuse people
the magical power of such an object
French joujou ‘plaything’
object of religious veneration among West Africans, 1860, supposedly ultimately from French joujou “toy, plaything.”
“marijuana cigarette,” 1940, supposedly from reduplicated middle syllable of marijuana.
Magical or supernatural power: has some juju going for him
noun See juju
[joo-joob] /ˈdʒu dʒub/ noun 1. a small candy or lozenge of gum arabic, gelatin, or the like and fruit flavoring. 2. . /ˈdʒuːdʒuːb/ noun 1. any of several Old World spiny rhamnaceous trees of the genus Ziziphus, esp Z. jujuba, that have small yellowish flowers and dark red edible fruits See also Christ’s-thorn 2. the […]
[joo-juht-soo, -joo -] /dʒuˈdʒʌt su, -ˈdʒʊ-/ noun 1. . [joo-jit-soo] /dʒuˈdʒɪt su/ noun 1. a method developed in Japan of defending oneself without the use of weapons by using the strength and weight of an adversary to disable him. 2. the use of an opponent’s strengths or one’s own weaknesses to accomplish one’s goals: That […]
[hoo-hwee] /huˈʰwi/ noun 1. a city in NW Argentina.