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amphigory

[ am-fi-gawr-ee, -gohr-ee ]
/ 藞忙m f瑟藢g蓴r i, -藢go蕣r i /
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noun, plural am路phi路go路ries.
a meaningless or nonsensical piece of writing, especially one intended as a parody.
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Also am路phi路gou路ri [am-fi-goor-ee] /藞忙m f瑟藢g蕣蓹r i/ .

Origin of amphigory

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

OTHER WORDS FROM amphigory

am路phi路gor路ic [am-fuh-gawr-ik, -gor-], /藢忙m f蓹藞g蓴r 瑟k, -藞g蓲r-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for amphigory

amphigory

amphigouri (藞忙mf瑟藢伞蕣蓹r瑟)

/ (藞忙mf瑟伞蓹r瑟) /

noun plural -ries or -ris
a piece of nonsensical writing in verse or, less commonly, prose

Derived forms of amphigory

amphigoric (藢忙mf瑟藞伞蓲r瑟k), adjective

Word Origin for amphigory

C19: from French amphigouri, of unknown origin
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