amphigory

noun

am·​phi·​go·​ry
ˈamfəˌgōrē,
amˈfigərē
variants or less commonly amphigouri
ˌamfə(ˌ)güˈrē
plural amphigories also amphigouris
: a nonsense verse or composition : a rigmarole with apparent meaning which proves to be meaningless

Word History

Etymology

French amphigouri

First Known Use

1809, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of amphigory was in 1809

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“Amphigory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amphigory. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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