What does amphigory mean?

amphigory meaning in General Dictionary

A nonsense verse a rigmarole with obvious definition which on further interest demonstrates is meaningless

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  • absurd writing (usually verse)
  • A nonsense verse; a rigmarole, with evident definition, which on further attention proves is meaningless.

amphigory meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1809, "burlesque nonsense writing or verse," from French amphigouri, which is of unknown source, maybe from Greek amphi- (see amphi-) + gyros "circle," therefore "circle on both edges," or second element are from Greek -agoria "message" (compare allegory, category). Related: Amphigoric.


amphigory meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) A nonsense verse; a rigmarole, with obvious definition, which on further attention shows to be meaningless.