from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Alternative spelling of mumbo jumbo.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A god whose image is fantastically clothed, worshiped by certain negro tribes.
- n. Hence Any senseless object of popular idolatry.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
I am not about to launch into some born-again mumbo-jumbo.
Some teachers will dwell on certain meta-physical mumbo-jumbo whilst teaching these techniques, but you can disregard this if you are an atheist-nerd.
I had forgotten or not heard a lot of the slang Johnson dished as he talked his locker room mumbo-jumbo.
Venturing into a fog, everything after that was blurred; his words a bunch of mumbo-jumbo.
You know, sometimes the commenters on this blog are really perceptive, or at least challenging in an interesting way, and then sometimes we get the guy who claims not to know whether apartheid was bad and then backs it up with some bizarre mumbo-jumbo about serving Life with a capital L. Adam Says:
The Courier-Journal calls this "legal mumbo-jumbo."
Some political realists are so certain that heart talk is nonsense they use rhetoric rather than reason to blow it off: "wishful thinking," "touchy-feely," "pipe dream," "spiritual mumbo-jumbo."
"They need to pare down their gobbledy-gook into mumbo-jumbo."
Grassley dismissed the DoJ response as “bureaucratic mumbo-jumbo” and demanded to know the identities of those appointees.
Maybe, while she is out making her $$, she will keep the namecalling and the religious mumbo-jumbo to a minimum, and be more respectful of those that do not share her political views.
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