mumbo-jumbomumbo jumbo | meaning of mumbo jumbo in Collins Dictionariesmumbo jumbo meaning, definition, what is mumbo jumbo: foolish religious reverence, ritual, or incantation: Learn more.foolish religious reverence, ritual, or incantationWhat does mumbo jumbo mean and how do you use mumbo jumbo in a sentence?[URL]/mumbo-jumbo
C18: probably from Mandingo mama dyumbo, name of a tribal god
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(mʌmboʊ dʒʌmboʊ) also mumbo-jumbo
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uncount nounIf you describe ideas or words, especially religious or technical ones, as mumbo jumbo, you mean that they are nonsense. [informal, disapproval] ⇒ It's all full of psychoanalytic mumbo-jumbo.
Example sentences containing 'mumbo jumbo'
Not that I've got to see much of it, only a glimpse through the windows, the rest of the day has been a lot of hippie mumbo jumbo.Christina Jones TICKLED PINKNo executive could possibly be expected to understand this mumbo jumbo.Pacter, Trudi YELLOW BIRDIn medical school, it had seemed so much voodoo to him, pure mumbo jumbo.Miller, Sue FAMILY PICTURES