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Definition of mumbo-jumbo noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



NAmE//ˌmʌmboʊ ˈdʒʌmboʊ//
[uncountable] (informal) (disapproving)
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language or a ceremony that seems complicated and important but is actually without real sense or meaning; nonsense religious/medical/bureaucratic mumbo-jumbo I won't have anything to do with spiritualism, ghosts and all that mumbo-jumbo.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: mumbo-jumbo