Pronunciation: (mum'bō jum'bō),[key] —pl.mum•bo jum•bos. 1. meaningless incantation or ritual.
2. senseless or pretentious language, usually designed to obscure an issue, confuse a listener, or the like.
3. an object of superstitious awe or reverence.
4. (caps.) the guardian of western Sudan villages symbolized by a masked man who combats evil and punishes women for breaches of tribal laws.