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Gypsie word for luck. More commonly used as "bad juju".
by Exploding Boy February 09, 2003
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jungle speak for magic, or good luck!
this necklace is my juju
by jujurocks October 01, 2005
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1. good or bad luck, stemming from good or bad deeds.
2. good or bad luck, stemming from a juju object, potion or spell.
3. a positive or negative vibe, aura, or sensation emanating from a person, place or thing.
4. Nigerian pop music developed from Christian congregational singing, Yoruba vocal and percussion traditions, and assorted African and Western popular genres. Juju music celebrities include Tunde King, Ayinde Bakare, I.K. Dairo, Ebenezer Obey and King Sunny Ade.

I am angered that the top three entries for "juju" in this urban dictionary are so spectacularly wrong.

The top entry says, "Gypsie word for luck." Juju has absolutely nothing to do with gypsies.

The second entry says, "jungle speak for magic, or good luck!" "Jungle speak"? No. "Juju" is most likely from the Hausa word "djudju," meaning evil spirit or fetish. Hausa communities are scattered throughout northern Nigeria and southern Niger, predominantly in the SAHARA DESERT. Even if the word comes from Yoruba or French, "jungle speak" is utterly inappropriate and offensive.

The third entry says, "voodoo bad luck or good luck". Voodoo, known as Vodun in West Africa, is not related to juju in any way. Whatsoever. Period.

In traditional terms, JUJU IS:
1. an object venerated superstitiously and used as a fetish or amulet by tribal peoples of West Africa.
2. the magical power attributed to such an object.
3. a taboo effected by a juju
Gossiping about the boss can be bad juju.

"A `SPIRITUAL HEALER" is selling lonely hearts magic potions to jump-start their sex lives with juju." ~Sun, News of the World (2000)

This house has some bad juju; I can feel it. Let's get out of here.
by Heredianista June 10, 2014
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man i did bad on that test you put the ju ju on me
by popbaby1 February 05, 2005
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1. In west African mythology: the spirit dwelling within any object or fetish that is worshipped superstitiously.
2. An aura or other magical property, usually having to do with spirits or luck. Can be used in place of 'luck' or 'karma'.
1. 'I called upon the juju to help me.'
2. 'Don't cheat on the exam, it will bring you bad juju.'
by Tubsy1 July 08, 2007
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A general feeling or vibe, usually negative (bad ju-ju). Can be used in reference to karma, etc.
I'm getting some bad ju-ju from that cop. I think he's going to arrest me.
OR
I'm not surprised I broke my arm; I've still got some bad ju-ju from that time I hacked xyz.com.
by VAKI5 May 08, 2005
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another form or word for karma.
If you are rude to that person you'll have bad ju ju heading your way.
by Hanny Empire May 11, 2008
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