amphigory

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French amphigouri, of uncertain derivation; perhaps from Ancient Greek ἀμφί (amphí) + γῦρος (gûros) "circle" or -ἀγορία (-agoría) "speech".

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈæm.fɪ.ɡɔ.ɹi/

Noun[edit]

amphigory (plural amphigories)

  1. A nonsense verse; a rigmarole, with apparent meaning, which on further attention proves to be meaningless.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.