noun (plural same)[mass noun] NZ
- 1Sorcery; witchcraft.More example sentences
- The Urewera, famed all over New Zealand for their skill in makutu practices, often used spittle as a bait.
- If a woman is sitting in the front, her fertility would be affected by makutu, says Walker.
- But even modern Maoris don't like to meddle with makutu.
- 1.1 [count noun] A magic spell.More example sentences
- This is necessary, that the makutu may take effect, and the person who stole the flax be discovered.