voodoo NOUN a black religious cult practised in the Caribbean and the southern US, combining elements of Roman Catholic ritual with traditional African rites, and characterized by sorcery and spirit possession.
DERIVATIVES voodooism noun voodooist noun.
ORIGIN from Kwa (a Niger-Congo language).

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