Abracadabra meaning

ăbrə-kə-dăbrə
A word supposed to have magic powers, and hence used in incantations, on amulets, etc.
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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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A magic spell or formula.
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Used, as by a magician, to signify, or seemingly command, a sudden change or occurrence.
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Used to indicate that a magic trick or other illusion has been performed. [from 19th c.]
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A magical charm or incantation having the power to ward off disease or disaster.
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Foolish or unintelligible talk.
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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.

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Foolish or meaningless talk; gibberish.
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Origin of abracadabra

  • Late Latin magical formula of unknown origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Late Latin abracadabra, a word used in magical writings, of uncertain origin. Relationships have been suggested with Abraxas (a Gnostic deity), and with various Aramaic or Hebrew terms (עַבְדָא כְּדַ ברָא, avda ked vara; “what was said has been done”; עבראכדברא, avra kedavra; “what has said has come to pass”; ארבע-אחד-ארבע when it is read from right to left ), but there is little supporting evidence.

    From Wiktionary