noun (plural mojos)chiefly US
- 1A magic charm, talisman, or spell: someone must have their mojo working over at the record companyMore example sentences
- While I have always been aware of hoodoo in the blues, via references to ‘mojos’, ‘black cat bones’ etc., I didn't realize just how many more obscure allusions existed within the genre.
- One of the levels requires you to get your Force Powers back; our hero relinquished his mojo, and must pass a series of trials.
- Perhaps it was his advanced addiction to hair tonic that was killing the spirit around this band, but whatever it is, the mojo's gone.
- 1.1 [mass noun] Influence, especially magic power: the name has no mojoMore example sentences
- If you're over 35, and you've got political power and media mojo in your veins, apply online or drop a line and I'll forward along more info.
- I mean, I got the horsepower and stuff, and you've all your people, plus a whole lot of magic mojo.
- It was meant to involve writing heartfelt treatises about why a Masters in Law, and particularly subjects like International And Comparative Commercial Arbitration, would give me mojo.
early 20th century: probably of African origin; compare with Gullah moco 'witchcraft'.
noun[mass noun] US
- A Cuban sauce or marinade containing garlic, olive oil, and sour oranges.More example sentences
- For local flavours, the piquant sauce called mojo is important.
- Try the tangy lobster seviche laced with passion-fruit mojo, which can be scarfed as eagerly as the house red sangria.
- Few Frenchmen would recognize their beloved hanger steak enshrouded and enlivened by jalapeño mojo.
probably from Spanish mojo 'wet' from mojar 'make wet'.