amphigory

[ 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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Also am·phi·gou·ri [am-fi-goor-ee] /ˈæm fɪˌgʊər i/ .

Origin of amphigory

First recorded in 1800–10; from French amphigouri, equivalent to amphi- a prefix meaning “two; both” (see amphi-) + gouri; perhaps modeled on French equivalent of phantasmagoria

OTHER WORDS FROM amphigory

am·phi·gor·ic [am-fuh-gawr-ik, -gor-], /ˌæm fəˈgɔr ɪk, -ˈgɒr-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for amphigory

amphigory

amphigouri (ˈæmfɪˌɡʊərɪ)

/ (ˈæmfɪɡərɪ) /

noun plural -ries or -ris

a piece of nonsensical writing in verse or, less commonly, prose

Derived forms of amphigory

amphigoric (ˌæmfɪˈɡɒrɪk), adjective

Word Origin for amphigory

C19: from French amphigouri, of unknown origin
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