merry-go-round

noun mer·ry-go-round \ ˈmer-ē-gō-ˌrau̇nd , -gə- \

Definition of merry-go-round

1 : an amusement park ride with seats often in the form of animals (such as horses) revolving about a fixed center
2 : a cycle of activity that is complex, fast-paced, or difficult to break out of
  • the corporate merry-go-round

First Known Use of merry-go-round

1729

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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MERRY-GO-ROUND Defined for English Language Learners

merry-go-round

Definition of merry-go-round for English Language Learners

  • : a large round platform that turns around in a circle and has seats and figures of animals (such as horses) on which children sit for a ride

  • : a set or series of repeated activities that are quick, confusing, or difficult to leave


MERRY-GO-ROUND Defined for Kids

merry-go-round

noun mer·ry-go-round \ ˈmer-ē-gō-ˌrau̇nd \

Definition of merry-go-round for Students

: a round platform that spins and has seats and figures of animals on which people sit for a ride


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