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Definition of the noun juju

What does juju mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: jujus

  1. the power associated with a juju
  2. a charm superstitiously believed to embody magical powers

Alternative definition of the noun juju


  1. A fetish or charm believed by West Africans to have magical or supernatural powers.
  2. The magical or supernatural power of such a charm.
  3. A superstitious belief in the karmic consequences of an action or behavior, usually negative in connotation.
  4. A type of music popular in Nigeria. (See Jùjú music)


  1. JuJu a.k.a. Beyoncé Knowles: Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter is an American singer and actress. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, she performed in various singing and dancing competitions as a child, and rose to fame in the late 1990s as lead singer of R&B girl-group Destiny's Child. Managed by her father Mathew Knowles, the group became one of the world's best-selling girl groups of all time. Their hiatus saw the release of Beyoncé's debut album, Dangerously in Love, which established her as a solo artist worldwide; it sold 11 million copies, earned five Grammy Awards and featured the Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles "Crazy in Love" and "Baby Boy".
  2. Juju is a Japanese jazz singer. She is represented by Sony Music Associated Records Inc.
    • also known as 淳, じゅん, Jun, ジュジュ
    • born on (38 years ago) in Shobara
    • nationality: Japan
    • profession: Singer, lyricist
    • genres: Rhythm and blues, Jazz, J-pop
    • albums: "What's Love?", "やさしさで溢れるように", "どんなに遠くても…", "Open Your Heart ~素顔のままで~", "Trust In You", "Hello, Again〜昔からある場所〜", "MY LIFE", "桜雨 / READY FOR LOVE / S.H.E. / Last Kiss", "ナツノハナ", "素直になれたら / I can be free", "PRESENT", "Wonderful Life", "JUJU", "Request", "You", "明日がくるなら", "君のすべてに", "DELICIOUS", "BEST STORY ~Life stories~", "BEST STORY ~Love stories~", "Distance", "Request II"
    • official website:
  3. Juju a.k.a. Julia Child: Julia Carolyn Child was an American chef, author, and television personality. She is recognized for bringing French cuisine to the American public with her debut cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and her subsequent television programs, the most notable of which was The French Chef, which premiered in 1963.
  4. Juju a.k.a. Justine Henin, known between 2002 and 2007 as Justine Henin-Hardenne, is a retired Belgian professional tennis player and former World No. 1.
  5. JuJu a.k.a. Juelz Santana: LaRon Louis James, better known by his stage name Juelz Santana, is an American rapper and actor. He is from Harlem, New York City and is member of East Coast hip hop group The Diplomats. He appeared on Cam'ron's 2002 singles, "Oh Boy" and "Hey Ma". In 2003, his debut album From Me to U was released by Roc-A-Fella Records; his next album What the Game's Been Missing! contained the top-ten single "There It Go".
  6. Juju: Julius Sarisalmi, professionally known as Juju, is a Finnish rapper. To date, he has released four solo albums, the latest of which in June 2014. Juju has also appeared as a featured guest on songs by such artists as Julma-Henri, Teflon Brothers and Aste.
  7. JuJu a.k.a. Juliet Simms: Juliet Nicole Simms is an American singer/songwriter, and was the vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter for the American rock band Automatic Loveletter. She was the runner-up on the second season of the American reality talent show The Voice.
  8. JuJu a.k.a. Zhu Zhu is an actress, TV hostess, model and singer.
  9. Juju a.k.a. Jerry Tineo is a musical artist, record producer, musician, composer.
  10. JuJu a.k.a. Julian Gener is an American football linebacker for the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors.
  11. Juju a.k.a. William Nero Jr. is a child actor, son of Lindsey Nero.
  12. Juju a.k.a. Julien Monard is a musical artist and the member of Sexypop.

There are other people with in their name, like Juju Chang, JuJu Smith, Juju Haider, JuJu Stulbach and William 'JuJu' House.


Juju a.k.a. Justin Adams & Juldeh Camara is a musical group.


  1. JuJu is a fictional character from the film The Legend of Beaver Dam.
  2. Juju is a fictional character from the 2010 film Boy.
  3. Juju is a fictional character from the 2003 film Boys.
    • also known as जुजु
    • in the film "Boys", played by Nakul
  4. Juju is a fictional character from the 1957 film Gates of Paris.
  5. Juju is a fictional character from Mahōjin Guru Guru.
  6. Juju is a fictional character from the 2010 film Spork.
  7. Juju is a fictional character from the 1976 film How to Console Widows.
  8. Juju is a fictional character from the 2004 film Le Pont Des Arts.
  9. Juju is a fictional character from the 1983 film Devil Fetus.
  10. Juju is a fictional character from the 2007 film Rockaway.
  11. Juju a.k.a. Jujú is a fictional film character.


"Juju" is a film, directed by Ingrid Mertner & King Ampaw and written by Elisabeth Jensen & David Kwame Dontoh.


  1. "Juju" is the fifth album by Wayne Shorter, recorded and released on Blue Note in 1964, issued as BLP 4182 and BST 84182.
  2. "JUJU": JUJU is the third album of Japanese singer JUJU, released on March 17, 2010.
    • artists: Juju & Juju
    • released on (4 years ago)
  3. "Juju" is the fourth studio album by British post-punk band Siouxsie and the Banshees. It was recorded at Surrey Sound studio with Nigel Gray as co-producer, and was released on 6 June 1981 by record label Polydor. Two singles were released from Juju: "Spellbound" and "Arabian Knights".
  4. "Juju" was the first album recorded by the rock band Gass and featured guitarist Peter Green, who had just left Fleetwood Mac at this time.
  5. "Juju": Bangla Band Chandrabindoo released their sixth studio album named Juju in 2003 under the EMI banner. This album was recorded and produced just after their long US Tour.
    • released in (12 years ago)
  6. "Juju" is a composition.
  7. "Juju" is a composition.
  8. "JuJu" is a composition.
  9. "Juju" is a musical single of RinneRadio.
    • released in (17 years ago)


Juju is one of the seven districts on the island of Rotuma, a dependency of Fiji. It includes the villages of Juju, Toai, and Haga.


  1. Juju or Ju-Ju is a word of either West African or French origin used previously by Europeans to describe traditional West African religions. Today it refers specifically to objects, such as amulets, and spells used superstitiously as part of witchcraft in West Africa.
  2. Juju is an open source service orchestration management tool developed by Canonical Ltd., the company behind Ubuntu. Juju allows software to be fast deployed, integrated and scaled on a wide choice of cloud services or servers.
  3. Juju is a cataloged instance, musical recording, canonical version.
  4. JuJu is a South African fashion label said to be "inspired" by suspended ANC Youth League president Julius Malema.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for JuJu

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Google previewThe Running Life (2010)

Wisdom and Observations from a Lifetime of Running by Donald Buraglio and Michael Dove

Juju is a term adopted from African culture, with various meanings that are somewhat related to superstition. It can be a charm or object with magical powers , or any ritual act that influences the forces of nature for better or worse. As it relates to ...

Google previewAfrican Safari for Jesus (2008)

by Herman Bauman

(Juju is a part of the animist religion practiced by the pagans. The witch doctor usesJuju medicine to heal disease, cause...

Juju is the fore runner of what is called Voodoo in Haiti.) On December 20 the Harmattan began. That is the wind that ...

Google previewHOODOO PEOPLE: Afurakanu/Afuraitkaitnut (Africans) in North America - Akan Custodians of Hoodoo from Ancient Hoodoo/Udunu Land (Khanit/Nubia)

by Odwirafo Kwesi Ra Nehem Ptah Akhan

Juju is a term from the Yoruba people of Nigeria referencing ritual healing, medicine, spiritual work, etc. The Akan, Fon, Ewe 3.

Google previewe-Study Guide for Cultural Anthropology, textbook by Nancy Bonvillain (2012)

Anthropology, Cultural anthropology by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

The term Juju refers to the use of such objects andother things toperform a formofwitchcraft. An objectofany kindsuperstitiously venerated by West African native tribes, and used as a charm, amulet, or means of protection; a fetish. Latah : Latah ...

Google previewThe Cambridge Introduction to Modern British Fiction, 1950-2000 (2002)

by Dominic Head

But the important point about the juju is that Adah remains ...

Google previewThe Ringtone and the Drum (2012)

Travels in the World's Poorest Countries by Mark Weston

Juju means different things in different parts of West Africa, but when Sierra Leoneans talk about it they are talking about sorcery, and specifically about the ability to improve your own life or damage someone else's by means of magic.

Google previewAncient Text Messages of the Yorùbá Bàtá Drum (2010)

Cracking the Code by Amanda Villepastour

Ayandokun initially used the solo lyddlu on stage with Bello, but this was not received well by Christian audiences because of the drum's unambiguous association 1 Juju is a style of Yoruba popular music that evolved in the twentieth century ...

Google preview"Jam Bands" (1998)

North America's Hottest Live Groups, Plus How to Tape and Trade Their Shows by Dean Budnick

Juju is the West African word for magic, reflecting the group's synergy (as well as the fact that several band members have worked and studied in that part of the world). Pele Juju strives to provide its audiences with an uplifting experience.

Google previewEthnomusicology and Modern Music History (1993)

by Stephen Blum, Philip Vilas Bohlman, Daniel M. Neuman

Juju is a syncretic popular music performed and patronized by the Yoruba of southwestern Nigeria. The development of jujii music, the substantive focus of this essay, may be divided into two major periods. Each of these is characterized by ...

Google previewMagic Words (2008)

A Dictionary by Craig Conley

Juju refers to a hard candy. Umajo Danu Origins: Ubos is the name of a tree native to the Peruvian Amazon. Chontillo and Cumaseba are names of Amazonian lakes. Common Magician's Applications: Restoration. For example: “ In an attempt ...

Google previewMulticultural Cookbook of Life-cycle Celebrations (2000)

by Lois Sinaiko Webb

A juju is a leather amulet worn around the wrist, neck, waist, or ankle to bring good luck. Much of African life centers around special events, such as weddings, baptisms, funerals, and village celebrations. Most celebrations in Senegal and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of African Religion (2008)

by Molefi Kete Asante, Ama Mazama

org JUJU ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Underworld (2015)

British and American by Eric Partridge

*juju (or J-), the. (Physical) punishment: 1903, Josiah Flynt, ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Nigeria (2009)

by Toyin Falola, Ann Genova

JUJU MUSIC. It is generally agreed that this unique musical style was developed in southwestern Nigeria by Yoruba musicians. It incorporates new instruments into a traditional style and has a strong presence of traditional praise music.

Google previewA Carib Grammar and Dictionary (2008)

by Henk Courtz

JUJU [Wj juju, ...

Google previewAnthropological Report on the Ibo-speaking Peoples of Nigeria: English-Ibo and Ibo-English dictionary (1913)

by Northcote Whitridge Thomas

juju (A), ask— nwa juju, anarefu ezi, child asks and does not miss ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Music in the 20th Century (2014)

by Lol Henderson, Lee Stacey

By the 1970s highlife was perhaps pastitspeak; juju began to takeover in western Nigeria, thoughhighlife waskept alivein eastern Nigeriaby artistssuch as Celestine Ukwu, Osita Osadebe Prince Nico, TheIkengas, and The Oriental Brothers ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words (2013)

Over 10,000ÊCommon and Confusing Words Explained by Diagram Group

Jit Jitsu Jitterbug Jiva JK Job action Jodhpurs John Hancock Joie devivre Joint Joule Joysticks JPEG JTLYK Judaism Judge advocate general Judgment Judicature Judicial Judiciary Judo Judo Judogi Judoka Juju Juju Jujuman Julienne ...

Google previewThe Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2007)

by Terry Victor, Tom Dalzell

Also a slang term for 'sexual intercourse' UK, 2001 juju; juju nouna marijuana cigarette ...

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Scrabble value of J8U1J8U1

The value of this 4-letter word is 18 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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