Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
A species of sorcery, probably of African origin, practiced among the negroes of the West Indies.
A charm or fetich.
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\o"bi\ (?), n. [prob. of african origin.]
1. a species of sorcery, probably of african origin, practiced among the negroes of the west indies. [written also obe and obeah.] edwards.
2. a charm or fetich. [west indies] edwards.
\o"bi\ (?), n. [jap.] a sash, esp. the long broad sash of soft material worn by women.[japan] over this is bound the large sash (obi) which is the chief article of feminine adornment. h. chamberlain.
n : a religious belief of african origin involving witchcraft and sorcery; practiced in parts of the west indies and tropical americas [syn: obeah]