Definition of voodoo noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈvuːduː//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvuːduː//
[uncountable] Types of belief
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a religion that is practised especially in Haiti and involves magic and witchcraft See related entries: Types of belief Word Originearly 19th cent.: from Louisiana French, from Kwa vodũ. Kwa is a major branch of the Niger-Congo family of languages.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: voodoo

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