Simple Definition of rigmarole
: a long, complicated, and annoying process, description, etc.
Full Definition of rigmarole
1 : confused or meaningless talk
2 : a complex and sometimes ritualistic procedure
Examples of rigmarole
We had to go through the rigmarole of installing, registering, and activating the software before we found out it wouldn't work.
He just told us what to do without all the usual rigamarole.
Variants of rigmarole
Origin of rigmarole
alteration of obsolete ragman roll long list, catalog
First Known Use: circa 1736
Rhymes with rigmarole
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RIGMAROLE Defined for Kids
Definition of rigmarole
1 : a long and usually meaningless or uninteresting story
2 : a complicated and often unnecessary procedure
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