Abracadabra

Interjection

  • Used to indicate that a magic trick or other illusion has been performed. [from 19th c.]

Noun

  • Mumbo-jumbo; obscure language or technicalities; jargon. [from 19th c.]

    "I don’t know all the theoretical abracadabra about how it works, I’m only its pilot."

  • A use of the mystical term ‘abracadabra’, supposed to work as part of a healing charm or a magical spell; any spell or incantation making use of the word. [from 16th c.]

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