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amphibology

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noun am·phi·bol·o·gy \ˌam(p)-fə-ˈbä-lə-jē\

Definition of amphibology

plural am·phi·bol·o·gies

  1. :  a sentence or phrase (as “nothing is good enough for you”) that can be interpreted in more than one way



Origin of amphibology

Middle English amphibologie, from Late Latin amphibologia, alteration of Latin amphibolia, from Greek, from amphibolos


First Known Use: 14th century


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