juju

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n juju a charm superstitiously believed to embody magical powers
    • n juju the power associated with a juju
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n juju Anything supernatural or mysterious, and an object of religious fear or veneration; a charm; a fetish; also, an observance of mysterious significance like the taboo: used in relation to the religious ideas of the negroes of West Africa.
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Usage

In literature:

On a "wild day" everything was wild from the Lone Tree to Long Juju.
"The Land of Footprints" by Stewart Edward White
They believed it was a powerful juju, to ward off evil spirits.
"A Question of Latitude" by Richard Harding Davis
Many other wonders has she done by the power of her juju.
"The Book of Missionary Heroes" by Basil Mathews
They believed it was a powerful juju, to ward off evil spirits.
"Once Upon A Time" by Richard Harding Davis
All had seen the juju man descend from the skies.
"Black Man's Burden" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
Yes, it will be good to appease our juju with the blood of a white man.
"With Wolseley to Kumasi" by F.S. Brereton
At Arochuku they went down the gorge to the juju house, at the door of which they found a white goat starving to death.
"The White Queen of Okoyong" by W.P. Livingstone
Many chiefs, in no way politically dependent on Benin, used to send annual presents to the juju.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 5" by Various
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In poetry:

Meanwhile, the men, with vestiges of pomp,
Race memories of king and caravan,
High-priests, an ostrich, and a juju-man,
Go singing through the footpaths of the swamp.
"Georgia Dusk" by Jean Toomer

In news:

Music / Post No Bills The return of juju titan King Sunny Ade .
Juju music—a style defined and redefined many times over by Adé —doesn't grip the hips so snugly, but it'll move ya the same.
Local blues band Bad JuJu is hosting a pet food drive and benefit for the Kent County SCPA this weekend at J.W.
Local blues band Bad JuJu will be singing for supper at J.W.
JuJu and more in Gentilly .
The JuJu Bag Cafe at 5363 Franklin Ave defies easy definition -- the creative gathering spot in Gentilly offers everything from hair cuts and hot meals to jazz and conversation.
JuJu and more in Gentilly.
JuJu Chang, George Stephanopoulos, Robin Roberts and Sam Champion (ABCNews Photo / Good Morning America).
ABC News has announced George Stephanopoulos and JuJu Chang will be joining Good Morning America starting on Monday.
WEDDINGS;Neal Shapiro and Juju Chang.
Juju Chang, a reporter at KGO-TV in San Francisco, and Neal Shapiro, the executive producer of "Dateline NBC" in New York, were married last evening.
ABC's Juju Chang moves from 'GMA' to 'Nightline'.
NEW YORK (AP) — ABC News says Juju Chang is headed to Nightline.
Juju Chang, left, leaves George Stephanopoulos, Robin Roberts and Sam Champion as she moves from Good Morning America to Nightline.
If I told you juju berries would help you live to 100 and leave your mourners staring at a beautiful corpse, you would all be Googling it immediately, maybe even ordering a case from some pharmacy in India.
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In science:

Id, where Id is the identity matrix verifies JuJu trix, and thus I ∆ν out = 0, demonstrating that orthogonality between the two illumination states is preserved when light propagates through such media.
Depolarization remote sensing by orthogonality breaking
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