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hoodoo

Definitions


[ˈhuːduː], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a run of bad luck associated with a particular person, group, or activity
(e.g: the hoodoo continued on Saturday as City went down 1–0)

- a column or pinnacle of weathered rock
(e.g: a towering sandstone hoodoo)


Phrases:

Origin:
late 19th century (originally US): apparently an alteration of voodoo. It originally denoted a person who practised voodoo, hence a hidden cause of bad luck (hoodoo (sense 1 of the noun)). hoodoo (sense 2 of the noun) is apparently due to the resemblance of the rock column to a strange human form, often topped by an overhanging ‘hat’ of harder rock


[ˈhuːduː], (Verb)

Definitions:
- bewitch
(e.g: she's hoodooed you)


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