amphigory

noun
am·​phi·​go·​ry | \ ˈamfəˌgōrē, amˈfigərē \
variants: or less commonly amphigouri \ ˌamfə(ˌ)güˈrē \
plural amphigories also amphigouris

Definition of amphigory

: a nonsense verse or composition : a rigmarole with apparent meaning which proves to be meaningless

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First Known Use of amphigory

1809, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amphigory

French amphigouri

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“Amphigory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amphigory. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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