hoodoo hoodoo

Definition(s):

  1. (n) (geology) a column of weathered and unusually shaped rock
  2. (n) a practitioner of voodoo
  3. (n) a charm superstitiously believed to embody magical powers
  4. (n) something believed to bring bad luck
  5. (v) bring bad luck; be a source of misfortune

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Films of the traditional sort did not risk truthtelling, largely because of the hoodoo of sex.
  2. In Poland this summer, the real workers have taken a little revenge on Marx and Communism's vulgar pretensions to inevitability, on the regressive hoodoo of the All-Daddy state.
  3. There were some, certainly, who would have none of such hoodoo.

News

  1. Invention convention

    Skiing can be a relaxing, almost meditative activity for some. But for 13-year-old Aiden Grenville, sitting on the chairlift gets his mind cranking. One day, he and his family were enjoying the slopes at Hoodoo and Aiden stared, transfixed, at the bull wheel, the large wheel on which the lift’s …
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Register-Guard

  2. The Science Factory’s Mini Maker Faire will make you wanna make something

    Skiing is often a relaxing, almost meditative, activity for some. But for 13-year-old Aiden Grenville, sitting on the chair lift gets his mind cranking. One day, he and his family were enjoying the slopes at Hoodoo, and Aiden stared, transfixed, at the bull wheel, the large wheel on which the …
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Register-Guard

  3. City Slang: Big Hoodoo video

    Psychopathic Records send over a new video from Big Hoodoo. They say, “Direct off the streets of Detroit murderous comes Big Hoodoo, one the most terrifying horrorcore rap artists to ever emerge from the Motor City. Psychopathic Records is proud to present the first music video (“Hexed”) from Big Hoodoo’s forthcoming debut album Crystal Skull. Crystal Skull will be released nationally on Tuesday ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Detroit Metro Times

Quotes

  1. "We haven't won up there in about eight years," said McAlister. "We've talked about that this week, breaking the hoodoo up there. Every time Sale's played up there it's either been pouring down or gale winds so it's not the best place to...
    on Sep 2, 2008 By: Luke McAlister Source: Stuff.co.nz

  2. As for the dominating presence of lineout maestro Victor Matfield over the All Blacks, Smit said his Test teammate had "the hoodoo on a few guys around the world", even himself.
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: John Smit Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. "I don't know why we have a hoodoo over them," said Curbishley. "I was at the game when West Ham stopped United winning the title in 1995. I think Alex is well aware that teams raise their game against them and the atmosphere changes. Last...
    on May 2, 2008 By: Alan Curbishley Source: Sky News

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