Thereupon he asked me, even as you did some time ago, what I meant by mumbo jumbo?
Who, in the name of mumbo jumbo, we thought, can this Lavengro be?
Thereupon he asked me, even as you did some time ago, what I meant by mumbo jumbo.
In such cases, the interposition of mumbo jumbo is called in and is always decisive.
To justify to men the ways of their mumbo jumbo has sorely exercised the votaries of the Atom.
In such cases, the interposition of mumbo jumbo is called in, and is always decisive.
The meeting opened with song and dance till midnight, when mumbo jumbo announced the offending wife.
He discovered that it belonged to a strange bugbear known to all the natives of the neighbourhood as mumbo jumbo.
Could any god, even a mumbo jumbo, so treated, hold its place among its votaries?
She could as soon have attempted a theological argument with a devotee of mumbo jumbo.
1738, name of an idol supposedly worshipped by certain tribes in Africa; said to be a corruption of words in Mandingo (one reconstructed version is Mama Dyumbo), but no likely source has been found in the languages of the Niger region, to which the original accounts relate. Meaning "big, empty talk" is attested from 1896.