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abracadabra

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1 a spoken word or set of words believed to have magic power
  • originally, an abracadabra was a cryptogram of the word "abracadabra" that was repeated in diminishing form until it disappeared entirely—supposedly just like the targeted evil or misfortune

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2 unintelligible or meaningless talk
  • after some abracadabra the spiritualist announced that we had made contact with "the other side"

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The first known use of abracadabra was in 1565

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“Abracadabra.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/abracadabra. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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