Sorcerer vs Voodoo - What's the difference?

sorcerer | voodoo |

As nouns the difference between sorcerer and voodoo

is that sorcerer is (fantasy|folklore) a magician or wizard, sometimes specifically male while voodoo is a religion of the ewe/fon of west africa, practiced chiefly in benin.

As a verb voodoo is

to bewitch someone or something using.



(en noun)
  • (fantasy, folklore) A magician or wizard, sometimes specifically male.
  • Usage notes

    Sometimes misspelled (sorceror), possibly from erroneous analogy to Latinate words ending in (-or)


    * magician * wizard



    (wikipedia voodoo)


  • A religion of the Ewe/Fon of West Africa, practiced chiefly in Benin.
  • Any of a group of related religious practices found chiefly in and around the Caribbean, particularly in Haiti and Louisiana.
  • (pejorative) Any sort of magical or irrational approach to a problem.
  • I want a real explanation, not this statistical voodoo .
  • (dated) One who practices voodoo; a native sorcerer.
  • * 1889 , Longman's Magazine (volume 14, page 557)
  • So a reporter of the Boston Herald (U.S.) has 'interviewed' a few local Voodoos . He has seen a dance round a boiling pot, seen some tomfoolery with spiders, and heard a lot of superstitious nonsense.

    Alternative forms

    * (religion of Africa or the Americas) vodoun, voudoun, vodun, voudou, Voodoo


    * (religion) voodooism

    Derived terms

    * voodoo death * voodoo doll * voodoo economics * voodooism * voodooist * voodoo programming * voodoo science


    (en verb)
  • To bewitch someone or something using
  • He claimed his neighbor had voodooed him.

    See also

    * hoodoo * (Haitian Vodou) * (West African Vodun) ----