rigamarole


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rig·a·ma·role

 (rĭg′ə-mə-rōl′)
n.
Variant of rigmarole.

rigamarole

(ˈrɪɡəməˌrəʊl)
n
a variant of rigmarole

rig•ma•role

(ˈrɪg məˌroʊl)

also rigamarole



n.
1. an elaborate or complicated procedure.
2. confused or meaningless talk.
[1730–40; alter. of ragman roll list, catalogue, Middle English rageman rolle]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rigamarole - a set of confused and meaningless statements
hokum, meaninglessness, nonsense, nonsensicality, bunk - a message that seems to convey no meaning
2.rigamarole - a long and complicated and confusing procedure; "all that academic rigmarole was a waste of time"
procedure, process - a particular course of action intended to achieve a result; "the procedure of obtaining a driver's license"; "it was a process of trial and error"

rigmarole

also rigamarole
noun
References in classic literature ?
A peasant called Dushkin, who keeps a dram-shop facing the house, brought to the police office a jeweller's case containing some gold ear-rings, and told a long rigamarole.
Can a woman not have a flipping mocktail without going through this rigamarole every time?
Why would you go through the rigamarole of getting ready and then stay out for just two drinks?
it's an expensive, timeconsuming [sic] and painful rigamarole of cutting, bleaching, dyeing, shaving, plucking, starving, exercising and picking out clothes that send the right message without making you look like a shop-window dress-up dolly.
The US Treasury isn't known to have halted any such trade because of sanctions, but it does require Americans trying to bring them from Europe to the United States to go through the burteacrtaic rigamarole and get an import license.
Sun-Times' editorial page writer Kate Grossman termed the experience of parents and teachers, who for months feared having their school closed without knowing why, a "horrendous rigamarole.
That's just the kind of rigamarole I'm talking about.
I hope I can buy you guys a coffee or something at some show to make up for all this rigamarole.
So with this in mind, he realizes that, while background and education sound vulgar in the context of modernist experiment, somehow Brooklyn will butt in the rigamarole of his words, not as accent, but as moral protest.
The physicians love being able to practice real medicine, heal people, without running the traps of insurance regulations and bureaucratic rigamarole.
If it doesn't work, all you have to do is unplug it instead of going through all the rigamarole.
A lot of retailers now don't sell kegs because they figure it's too much rigamarole, to have someone filling out forms at the cash register on a busy Saturday.