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Syllabification: mo·jo
Pronunciation: /ˈmōjō/

noun (plural mojos)

chiefly US
1A magic charm, talisman, or spell: someone must have their mojo working over at the record company
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  • 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.
1.1Magic power.
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.
magic, voodoo, hoodoo, wizardry, sorcery;
charm, lucky charm, amulet, talisman, churinga


Early 20th century: probably of African origin; compare with Gullah moco 'witchcraft'.

Words that rhyme with mojo

dojo, Tojo
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mojo 2 Syllabification: mo·jo
Pronunciation: /ˈmōˌhō/


A Cuban sauce or marinade containing garlic, olive oil, and sour oranges.
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'.

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