fetish vs juju what difference

what is difference between fetish and juju

English

Alternative forms

  • fetich (dated [18th c.–present])

Etymology

Borrowed from French fétiche, from Portuguese feitiço, from Latin factīcius (artificial). Doublet of factitious.

Pronunciation

  • (UK, US) enPR: fĕtʹĭsh, fēʹtĭsh, IPA(key): /ˈfɛt.ɪʃ/, /ˈfiː.tɪʃ/

Noun

fetish (plural fetishes)

  1. Something which is believed to possess, contain, or cause spiritual or magical powers; an amulet or a talisman. [from the early 17th c.]
  2. Sexual attraction to or arousal at something abnormally sexual or nonsexual, such as an object or a nonsexual part of the body. [from the early 19th c.]
    Synonym: paraphilia
  3. An irrational, or abnormal fixation or preoccupation; an obsession. [from the 19th c.]
    • 1933, George Orwell, Down and Out in Paris and London (Harvest / Harcourt paperback edition), chapter XXII, page 117:
      We have a feeling that it must be “honest” work, because it is hard and disagreeable, and we have made a sort of fetish of manual work.

Derived terms

  • fet
  • fetishism
  • fetishist
  • fetishistic
  • fetishize
  • fetishlike
  • fetishwear

Translations

Anagrams

  • feiths, thiefs


English

Alternative forms

  • ju-ju

Pronunciation

  • enPR: jo͞oʹjo͞o, IPA(key): /ˈdʒuːdʒu/

Etymology 1

From a West African language, probably originally from French joujou.

Noun

juju (countable and uncountable, plural jujus)

  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. (informal) The (usually negative) karmic consequences of an action or behavior.
    That’s some bad juju.
Derived terms
  • jujuism

Etymology 2

Reduplication of -ju- in marijuana.

Noun

juju (plural jujus)

  1. (slang) A marijuana cigarette; a joint.
    • 1940, Raymond Chandler, Farewell, My Lovely, Penguin 2010, p. 75:
      ‘I knew a guy once who smoked jujus,’ she said. ‘Three highballs and three sticks of tea and it took a pipe wrench to get him off the chandelier.’

Etymology 3

Noun

juju (uncountable)

  1. Synonym of jùjú (music genre)

Finnish

Etymology

Uncertain; perhaps originally a slang initialism of jutun juoni.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈjuju/, [ˈjuju]
  • Rhymes: -uju
  • Syllabification: ju‧ju

Noun

juju

  1. (colloquial) catch, hitch, snag, kicker (problem or unexpected difficulty in a deal, negotiation or task)
    Kuulostaa hyvältä idealta, mutta mikä on homman juju?

    It sounds like a great idea, but what’s the catch?
  2. (colloquial) trick (effective, clever or quick way of doing something, the “secret”)
    Homman juju on laskea kortit tarkasti.

    The trick of it is to count the cards carefully.

Declension


Panyjima

Noun

juju

  1. Old man.

Synonyms

  • jujunmarra (avoidance)

Portuguese

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʒu.ˈʒu/
  • Hyphenation: ju‧ju

Noun

juju m (plural jujus)

  1. (slang) juliet

Spanish

Noun

juju f (plural jujus)

  1. (Spain, slang) pussy, cunt, snatch (vagina)

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