Meaning of “mumbo jumbo” in the English Dictionary

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"mumbo jumbo" in British English

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mumbo jumbonoun [ U ]

uk /ˌmʌm.bəʊ ˈdʒʌm.bəʊ/ us /ˌmʌm.boʊ ˈdʒʌm.boʊ/ informal

words or activities that seem complicated or mysterious but have no real meaning:

You don't believe in horoscopes and all that mumbo jumbo, do you?

(Definition of “mumbo jumbo” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"mumbo jumbo" in American English

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mumbo jumbonoun [ U ]

us /ˌmʌm·boʊ ˈdʒʌm·boʊ/

words or activities that are unnecessarily complicated or mysterious and seem meaningless:

Financial information is just mumbo jumbo to me.

(Definition of “mumbo jumbo” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)