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



    BrE BrE//ˈdʒuːdʒuː//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒuːdʒuː//
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  1. 1[countable] an object used in W African magic
  2. 2[uncountable] a type of magic in W Africa
  3. 3 [uncountable] a type of Nigerian music that uses guitars and drums
  4. Word Originsenses 1 to 2 early 17th cent.: of West African origin, perhaps from French joujou ‘toy’.sense 3perhaps from Yoruba jo jo ‘dance’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: juju