Meaning of mumbo jumbo
Pronunciation: (mum'bō jum'bō), [key]
— pl. mum•bo jum•bos.
- meaningless incantation or ritual.
- senseless or pretentious language, usually designed to obscure an issue, confuse a listener, or the like.
- an object of superstitious awe or reverence.
- (caps.) the guardian of western Sudan villages symbolized by a masked man who combats evil and punishes women for breaches of tribal laws.
- mumbo jumbo (Thesaurus)