Definitions for rigmaroleˈrɪg məˌroʊl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

rig•ma•roleˈrɪg məˌroʊl(n.)

also rigamarole

  1. an elaborate or complicated procedure.

  2. confused or meaningless talk.

Origin of rigmarole:

1730–40; alter. of ragman roll list, catalogue, ME rageman rolle

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rigmarole, rigamarole(noun)

    a set of confused and meaningless statements

  2. rigmarole, rigamarole(noun)

    a long and complicated and confusing procedure

    "all that academic rigmarole was a waste of time"

Wiktionary

  1. rigmarole(Noun)

    Complex, obsolete procedures; excess steps or activity; needless motion.

    Have you seen all the rigmarole you have to go through at airport security these days?

  2. rigmarole(Noun)

    Nonsense; confused and incoherent talk.

    1895 u2014 In comes Mitaiele to Lloyd, and told some rigmarole about Paatalise (the steward's name) wanting to go and see his family in the bush. u2014 Robert Louis Stevenson, The Valima Letters, ch XIX

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rigmarole(noun)

    a succession of confused or nonsensical statements; foolish talk; nonsense

  2. Rigmarole(adj)

    consisting of rigmarole; frovolous; nonsensical; foolish


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