[ am-fi-gawr-ee, -gohr-ee ]
/ ˈæm fɪˌgɔr i, -ˌgoʊr i /
noun, plural am·phi·go·ries.
a meaningless or nonsensical piece of writing, especially one intended as a parody.
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Origin of amphigory
OTHER WORDS FROM amphigoryam·phi·gor·ic [am-fuh-gawr-ik, -gor-] /ˌæm fəˈgɔr ɪk, -ˈgɒr-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for amphigoric
/ (ˈæmfɪɡərɪ) /
noun plural -ries or -ris
a piece of nonsensical writing in verse or, less commonly, prose
Derived forms of amphigoryamphigoric (ˌæmfɪˈɡɒrɪk), adjective
Word Origin for amphigory
C19: from French amphigouri, of unknown origin
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