Define Juju Meaning

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 Josefina
jungle speak for magic, or good luck!

this necklace is my juju
By Denyse
Medicine -- legal, illicit (usually pot), traditional or otherwise. This word appears in many Nigerian languages and means variously, an amulet, a treatment, and yes -- medicine. Juju is also the name of Nigeria's most popular musical genre.

"I need some strong juju for this cold" or "That's some nasty looking juju in that bag, bro."
By Frank
A feeling / viba or general aura of a person.

A premonition of the future.

By Costanza
Something that is extremely cute. So cute that when one sees it they immediately proclaim juju and want to grab its cheeks.

What a juju!

Look at the little guy, what a juju.
Your dog is such a juju.

Oh shes adorable, what a juj.
By Aurel
form of black magic or witchcraft very common in africa especially nigeria juju doctor

dan: i don't feel well
mikey: i swear someone's doing juju on you
dan: it was that juju doctor my mum went to see
By Cassey
the act of sticking your hand up somebody's shirt sleeve (preferably) or sweatshirt sleeve. It can be quite difficult to juju a person with a tight,long sleeved shirt.
UPDATE: there are many forms of juju, some of which being "le juju" pronounced shoo-shoo, the infamous "zoey 101" juju and who can forget the wuju, a wanna-be juju done by a rookie.

person 1: ._.

person 2: *JUJU*

person 1: 0_0 woaaah!!
By Giselle
like some real bad shit just happen

a general term that can be used in many circumstances

when ya boy tell you a story and sumn bad happen in it, you say

"damn that was some juju" or "mad juju right there" or "he gotchu u on that juju"
By Arabella
A party (or gathering) of the cool kids. Secret handshake (moon block), diary and photos. A secret society that everyone wants to be a part of.

You: I'm heading out for juju tonight.

Them: Can I come?

You: nope
By Loretta
a general term used to describe those fitting the persona of an extremely overweight black male that navigates through the cracks in the law. a very shady character, usually brings a small indian companion as back up.

loves stealing, weed, and stealing weed.

omg those jujus over there are for sure up to no good

By Lauree