- a religion of the West Indies, esp. Haiti, based on beliefs and practices of African and Roman Catholic origin, and noted for its interest in sorcery, charms, and fetishes
- a person who practices voodoo
- a voodoo charm, fetish, curse, etc.
Origin of voodooCreole Fr, of West African origin, originally , as in Ewe (Benin and Togo) vodu, fetish, demon
- of voodoos or voodooism
- Informal claimed or reputed to provide an ingenious or seemingly magical solution to a problem, but in reality of little value, effectiveness, etc.: voodoo economics, voodoo diet plans