mumbo jumbo definition

  • noun:
    • Unintelligible or incomprehensible language; gibberish.
    • Language or ritualistic activity designed to confuse.
    • A complicated or obscure ritual.
    • An object believed to have supernatural powers; a fetish.
    • A deity or any other supernatural being believed to have-been worshipped by particular West African individuals; an idol.
    • Any object of superstition; spiritual terms and/or activities that are regarded as superstitious or deceptive.
    • Any confusing or meaningless message; nonsense, gibberish.
    • Among the list of Mandingos regarding the western Sudan, a bugbear by means of which the ladies are terrified and self-disciplined by societies of males, among whom assumes a masquerade with the aim; thus, loosely, any Negro idol, fetish, or bugaboo.
    • An object of superstitious homage and concern.
    • Incomprehensible or mindless language, frequently intended to avoid answering plainly, confuse a listener, or confuse an issue.
    • Language so arcane or obscure regarding be unintelligible into listener.
    • language or ritual causing, or planning to cause, confusion

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