What does the word voodoo mean?

Usage examples for voodoo

  1. Do you wish me to believe that this cult of Voodoo claims European or American devotees? – Bat Wing by Sax Rohmer
  2. There is one thing dead sure, those Voodoo priests are bad medicine, as we used to say out West, and you want to keep your weather- eye open until you are safe on board a steamer and out of the harbor. – Montezuma's Castle and Other Weird Tales by Charles B. Cory