mumbo jumbo

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Any object of superstition; religious words and/or actions which are seen as superstitious or fraudulent

Rev. Quack's healing services are little more than mumbo jumbo.

Any confusing or meaningless speech; nonsense, gibberish

There were a bunch of foreigners speaking their Mumbo Jumbo clustered ahead of me at Customs.

A deity or other supernatural being said to have been worshipped by certain West African peoples; an idol
1. Unintelligible or incomprehensible language; gibberish.2. Language or ritualistic activity intended to confuse.3. A complicated or obscure ritual.4. An object believed to have supernatural powers; a fetish
Mumbo Jumbo, or mumbojumbo is an English phrase or expression that denotes a confusing or meaningless subject. It is often used as humorous expression of criticism of middle-management and civil service non-speak, and of belief in something considered non-existent by the speaker (ghosts, God, supernatural phenomena, etc.)
language that is unnecessarily difficult to understand
Among the Mandingos of the western Sudan, a bugbear by means of which the women are terrified and disciplined by societies of the men, one of whom assumes a masquerade for the purpose; hence, loosely, any Negro idol, fetish, or bugaboo
An object of superstitious homage and fear
a state of confusion; ritual accompanied by complicated and purposeless activity that obscures and confuses; "he engaged in the hugger-mugger of international finance"
disapproval If you describe ideas or words, especially religious or technical ones, as mumbo jumbo, you mean that they are nonsense. It's all full of psychoanalytic mumbo-jumbo
Alternative spelling of mumbo jumbo
mumbojumbo
Mumbo Jumbo, or mumbojumbo is an English phrase or expression that denotes a confusing or meaningless subject. It is often used as humorous expression of criticism of middle-management and civil service non-speak, and of belief in something considered non-existent by the speaker (ghosts, God, supernatural phenomena, etc.)
mumbo-jumbo
technical language that is difficult to understand and seems to have no sense (Mumbo Jumbo name of a supposed African god)
mumbo-jumbo
nonsense, silliness; silly religious ritual
mumbo jumbo
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