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amphigoric

am·phi·go·ry
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [am-fi-gawr-ee, -gohr-ee]
    • /ˈæm fɪˌgɔr i, -ˌgoʊr i/
    • /ˌamfɪɡˈɒrɪk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [am-fi-gawr-ee, -gohr-ee]
    • /ˈæm fɪˌgɔr i, -ˌgoʊr i/

Definitions of amphigoric word

  • noun plural amphigoric a meaningless or nonsensical piece of writing, especially one intended as a parody. 1
  • adjective amphigoric Nonsensical; absurd; pertaining to an amphigory. 0

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Origin of amphigoric

First appearance:

before 1800
One of the 42% newest English words
1800-10; < French amphigouri, equivalent to amphi- amphi- + gouri; perhaps modeled on French equivalent of phantasmagoria

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Parts of speech for Amphigoric

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

amphigoric popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 46% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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