Other Word Forms of Hoodoo
Origin of Hoodoo
Possibly an alteration of voodoo or from Hausa, hu'du'ba/hu3'du3'ba1 (“to arouse resentment”). In English, meaning altered to “bring bad luck”, then applied to things thought to bring bad luck, including the thin spires of rock now called hoodoos.
Of West African origin possibly from voodoo
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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