A kind of sorcery practised especially in the Caribbean: he knows the value of my power of obeah
More example sentences
- Informal social control occurs through peer pressure, gossip, and fear of harmful magic known as obeah.
- Although it has been illegal for a long time, obeah, the traditional witchcraft of the Caribbean, still exists.
- Some still fear the African-derived black magic called obeah that is common in the Caribbean region.
Akan, from bayi 'sorcery'.
Definition of obeah in:
- The US English dictionary