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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HOODOO

But Rockland had a pitcher who more than once proved a hoodoo for Camden.

Well, if this hasn't been a hoodoo cruise from Boston, I don't know a thing!

"Tell us a story about a hoodoo, Uncle Jonah," Hortense begged.

If it didn't go it was a hoodoo—a black shadow—and he wanted no more to do with it.

There's got to be an end to this hoodoo business in my house.

They told us in New Orleans that this red lure was a hoodoo.

Lock No. 13 was true to its hoodoo, and gave us some trouble.

One word from you to the money gang takes the hoodoo off us.

Carl thought that was their hoodoo day, but he had occasion to change his mind.

Oh, theres been a hoodoo on me since I showed aginst the Sunday-school picnic!

WORD ORIGIN

"one who practices voodoo," 1870, American English, probably an alteration of voodoo. Meaning "something that causes or brings bad luck" is attested from 1880.

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