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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: Mumbo Jumbo (0.02455 detik)
Found 2 items, similar to Mumbo Jumbo.
English → English (WordNet) Definition: mumbo jumbo mumbo jumbo n 1: language that is unnecessarily difficult to understand 2: a state of confusion; ritual accompanied by complicated and purposeless activity that obscures and confuses; “he engaged in the hugger-mugger of international finance” [syn: hugger-mugger]
English → English (gcide) Definition: Mumbo Jumbo Mumbo Jumbo \Mum“bo Jum”bo\, n. [Perh. fr. the native name of an African god.] 1. Among the Mandingos of the western Sudan, a bugbear by means of which the women are terrified and disciplined by societies of the men, one of whom assumes a masquerade for the purpose; hence, loosely, any Negro idol, fetish, or bugaboo. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] The miserable Mumbo Jumbo they paraded. --Dickens. [1913 Webster] 2. An object of superstitious homage and fear. --Carlyle. [1913 Webster] 3. Incomprehensible or senseless language, usually intended to avoid answering plainly, confuse a listener, or obscure an issue. [PJC] 4. Language so arcane or obscure as to be unintelligible to the listener. [PJC]

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