Definition of Pocomania in English:

Pocomania

noun

  • [mass noun] A Jamaican folk religion combining revivalism with ancestor worship and spirit possession.

    • ‘Consequently, Jamaican Christians and Afro-centric religions (Myalism, Pocomania, Shango) bury their dead after performing special rites or a formal church service.’
    • ‘Kumina is the musical component of the Spiritist religion Pocomania.’

Origin

1930s: probably a Hispanicized form of a local word, the second element being interpreted as -mania.

Pronunciation:

Pocomania

/ˌpəʊkə(ʊ)ˈmeɪnɪə/