amphigory [ am-fi-gawr-ee, -gohr-ee] Word Origin See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com noun, plural am·phi·go·ries. a meaningless or nonsensical piece of writing, especially one intended as a parody. Origin of amphigory 1800–10;
perhaps modeled on
phantasmagoria Related forms am·phi·gor·ic , [am-f uh- gawr-ik, - gor-] /ˌæm fəˈgɔr ɪk, -ˈgɒr-/ adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for amphigory amphigory amphigouri ( ˈæmfɪˌɡʊərɪ) noun plural -ries or -ris a piece of nonsensical writing in verse or, less commonly, prose Derived Forms amphigoric ( ˌæmfɪˈɡɒrɪk), adjective Word Origin
C19: from French
amphigouri, of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for amphigory n.
1809, "burlesque nonsense writing or verse," from French
amphigouri, of unknown origin, perhaps from Greek amphi- (see amphi-) + gyros "circle," thus "circle on both sides," or second element may be from Greek -agoria "speech" (cf. allegory, category). Related: Amphigoric.
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