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Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
mojo

"magic," 1920s, probably of Creole origin, compare Gullah moco "witchcraft," Fula moco'o "medicine man."

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mojo

n. 1 A magic charm or spell. 2 supernatural skill or luck. 3 (context slang English) Personal magnetism; charm. 4 (context slang English) sex appeal; sex drive. 5 (context slang English) Illegal drugs. 6 (context slang usually with "wire" English) A telecopier; a fax machine.

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mojo

n. a magic power or magic spell

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Mojo (African-American culture)

Mojo , in the African-American folk belief called hoodoo, is an amulet consisting of a flannel bag containing one or more magical items. It is a "prayer in a bag", or a spell that can be carried with or on the host's body.

Alternative American names for the mojo bag include hand, mojo hand, conjure hand, lucky hand, conjure bag, trick bag, root bag, toby, jomo, and gris-gris bag.

Mojo (sauce)

Mojo (, from Portuguese molho , meaning "sauce") is the name, or abbreviated name, of several types of sauces, varying in spiciness, consisting primarily of olive oil, salt, water, local pepper varieties (called pimienta in the Canary Islands), garlic, paprika (called pimentón in Spain), cumin or coriander and other spices. Mojo originated in the Canary Islands, where the main varieties are red mojo (mojo rojo) and green mojo (mojo verde). Other countries have recipes similar to mojo, where acid ingredients such as vinegar, lemon, orange or lime juice may be used.

Mojo (comics)

Mojo is a fictional character, a super villain appearing in books published by Marvel Comics, usually those featuring the X-Men family of characters. Created by writer Ann Nocenti and artist Arthur Adams, Mojo first appeared in Longshot #3 (November 1985), as the titular hero's archvillain, and subsequently a villain to the X-Men and their various sub-groups as well.

Mojo is one of the "Spineless Ones," an alien race that is immobile without advanced technology. He is a slaver who rules the Mojoverse, a dimension where all beings are addicted to his gladiator-like television programs. The character is an absurdist parody of network executives, and was created as a result of the influence of writers like Marshall McLuhan, Noam Chomsky and Walter Lippmann on Nocenti.

Mojo (magazine)

MOJO is a popular music magazine published initially by Emap, and since January 2008 by Bauer, monthly in the United Kingdom. Following the success of the magazine Q, publishers Emap were looking for a title that would cater for the burgeoning interest in classic rock music. MOJO was first published on 15 October 1993; in keeping with its classic rock aesthetic, the first issue had Bob Dylan and John Lennon as its first cover stars. Noted for its in-depth coverage of both popular and cult acts, it acted as the inspiration for Blender and Uncut. Many noted music critics have written for it including Charles Shaar Murray, Greil Marcus, Nick Kent and Jon Savage. The launch editor of MOJO was Paul Du Noyer and his successors have included Mat Snow, Paul Trynka and Pat Gilbert.

While some criticise it for its frequent coverage of classic rock acts such as the Beatles and Bob Dylan, it has nevertheless featured many newer and "left-field" acts. It was the first mainstream magazine in the UK to focus on the White Stripes, whom it has covered as zealously as many older acts.

MOJO regularly includes a covermount CD that ties in with a current magazine article or theme. In 2004 it introduced the Mojo Honours list, an awards ceremony that is a mixture of readers' and critics' awards.

In early 2010, MOJO was involved in a controversial move by its new parent company, Bauer, to unilaterally impose a new contract on all photographers and writers, taking away their copyright and off-loading liability for libel or copyright infringement from the publisher onto the contributor. Two hundred photographers and writers from MOJO and Bauer's other music magazines, Kerrang! and Q, were reported as refusing to work under the new terms.

Mojo (advertising)

Mojo was an Australian advertising agency formed in Sydney by Alan Morris ("Mo") and Allan Johnston ("Jo") in 1979. Its lineage can today be directly traced to Publicis Mojo, an Australian subsidiary of the French multinational advertising and communications company holding Publicis Groupe.

Mojo (album)

Mojo is the 12th studio album by American rock band Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, released on June 15, 2010 on CD and June 29 on BD. It is Petty's first album with the Heartbreakers in eight years. Mojo debuted at number two on the U.S. Billboard 200, selling 125,000 copies in its first week of release. The album is also the band's first full album with bassist Ron Blair since 1981's Hard Promises, as he played on only two tracks on the previous Heartbreakers album, The Last DJ.

Mojo (Moeller)

Mojo is a public artwork, by Christian Moeller.

It is located at the Centre Street Lofts, 285 West 6th Street, at the corner of West 7th and Centre Streets, Los Angeles, California.

Mojo (microconsole)

MOJO, stylized as M.O.J.O., is an Android-based video game microconsole manufactured by Mad Catz.

The system runs unmodified Android and connects directly to the Google Play online store. As such, it can play any game designed or previously purchased for Android instead of those specifically designed for the console. The console was released on December 10, 2013 in the United States and United Kingdom.

MoJo

better known as is a Japanese folk singer and anime song singer who has performed on the soundtracks of various anime and tokusatsu series and movies. He is perhaps best known as the vocalist for the theme songs for Battle Fever J, Dai Sentai Goggle V, Kagaku Sentai Dynaman, , Albegas, and performed image songs for various series. He also sang the theme song of the fictional character Segata Sanshiro (played by Hiroshi Fujioka) who appeared in Sega's commercials between 1997 and 1998 to advertise the Sega Saturn in Japan.

Mojo (play)

Mojo is a 1995 play (then subsequent 1997 feature film) written by English playwright Jez Butterworth that premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in London, directed by Ian Rickson.

It is a black comedy set in Soho, a fast-paced gangster plot that tells the story of this particular night club's culture. Would-be rock 'n' roll star 'Silver Johnny' is on the road to fame and fortune during the summer of 1958, but encounters problems with his jealous manager, Ezra, the owner of the Atlantic Club, who is hell-bent on protecting him from the amorous advances of creepy local gangster/entrepreneur Sam Ross. Skinny, a member of Johnny's group, and one of the club's pill-popping employees, discovers Ezra sawn in half in separate dustbins, and Ezra's ambitious associate Mickey announces that Ross intends to take over the Atlantic Club.

In 2013 the play was revived at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London's West End, again directed by Ian Rickson. The cast included Colin Morgan as Skinny, Rupert Grint, making his stage debut as Sweets, Ben Whishaw as Baby, Daniel Mays as Potts, Brendan Coyle as Mickey and Tom Rhys Harries as Silver Johnny.

Mojo (board game)

Mojo is a two-player, 3 in-a-row abstract strategy board game played with original and unique "thrice-sliced-dice". The pieces, handmade to order in India, are colored with non-toxic vegetable dye. The individual opposite ends of the pieces are marked with pips and numbered similar to regular dice - i.e. they total 7. It takes all 3 pieces of a color to make up a single die.

The game was designed by Martin H. Samuel, published in 2006 by Games Above Board and launched at that year's Spiel game fair in Germany.

The game is played with a 3×3 game board, 3 green and 3 red playing pieces, 1 green, 1 red and 1 neutral color pawn, and a pencil and paper for scoring.

A variation, Pocket Mojo, is a travel version played with similar but smaller components.

Mojo (UK record label)

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Mojo was a British record label founded in 1971. The label provided UK releases for some of the best contemporary US soul and R&B recordings.

Usage examples of "mojo".

A light breeze came up, ruffling human hair and mojo feathers and whistling gently in his ears.

Pyre watched in morbid fascination as a mojo came in from above and behind one of the larger birds, swooping down with talons ready.

During that time Pyre had also heard someone else poking around the edges of the wood, whistling occasionally as he apparently searched for the mojo Pyre had killed.

Probably a logical avenue to channel it into, given the mojo ban on fighting.

And his eyes strayed to the corpse which had landed almost beside him and the head where the laser burn would be, though the undergrowth was hiding it, and the mojo who had died so quickly its talons still gripped its epaulet perch, and he began to tremble violently and tried hard not to throw up.

The mojo on his shoulder, sensing perhaps the general tension level, twitched its wings nervously.

Giving all the rooftops in the immediate area one last scan, he gathered his feet beneath him, got a good grip on his mojo, and jumped.

All had the usual sidearm and mojo, but no one looked like he was interested in making any move for his weapon.

Reaching up with his right hand, he grabbed another mojo by the neck and twisted hard.

And if true, it would eliminate the last lingering doubts he had about mojo long-distance telepathic abilities.

His mojo, Winward noted, was almost calm by comparison, although it seemed to be rippling its feathers rather frequently.

McKinley finished his list, and thirty seconds later the man and mojo were reunited across the hall.

Qasaman snorted, but otherwise ignored everyone except his mojo as Kreel wrapped the red ribbon snugly around his neck and sealed the ends together.

Maybe the mojo acts as long-range spotter for the krisjaw in return or something.

The mojo released its grip, fluttering wildly as it tried to get at its new attacker.