noun, plural am·phi·go·ries.

  1. a meaningless or nonsensical piece of writing, especially one intended as a parody.

noun plural -ries or -ris

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

1809, “burlesque nonsense writing or verse,” from French amphigouri, of unknown origin, perhaps from Greek amphi- (see amphi-) + gyros “circle,” thus “circle on both sides,” or second element may be from Greek -agoria “speech” (cf. allegory, category). Related: Amphigoric.

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