Definitions

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  • noun Alternative form of rigmarole.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a set of confused and meaningless statements
  • noun a long and complicated and confusing procedure

Etymologies

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Examples

  • All that other rigamarole is just for those who cross in a car.

    Army checkpoints

  • For those of you, who like myself 6 years ago, have no idea about what kind of rigamarole getting a PhD involves, I thought I would break it down in a paragraph, as I did for my dad who emailed me the other night asking, "SO YOU ARE REALLY ALMOST DONE WITH THAT PHD?"

    Academic Milestones ... and Hoops

  • For those of you, who like myself 6 years ago, have no idea about what kind of rigamarole getting a PhD involves, I thought I would break it down in a paragraph, as I did for my dad who emailed me the other night asking, "SO YOU ARE REALLY ALMOST DONE WITH THAT PHD?"

    Archive 2006-07-01

  • Carol Marin's column yesterday described some of the characters in Emanuel's residency rigamarole, including attorney Burt Odelson.

    Is Rahm Emanuel Feuding With Cook County Democrats?

  • "Analytic" is of course a nice term to be used whenever it's necessary to distinguish between mere emotional and instinctual artists and real thinkers -- the intellectually rigorous (and properly credentialed) "scholars" who can cut through all the artsy-fartsy rigamarole favored by the "creative" types and let us know what all cultural activites are finally really about.

    Literary Study

  • Not sure if it makes you feel better, but I went through a near-identical rigamarole to get diagnosed with FMS 17 years ago.

    Health Care Costs Today

  • Medicare does its job better than any private insurer in the U.S. The overhead for Medicare is minuscule in comparison to any private insurer, and it covers beneficiaries without half the bureaucratic rigamarole of the private sector.

    Medicare Gives Good Results, Is Relatively Easy to Use

  • Carol Marin's column yesterday described some of the characters in Emanuel's residency rigamarole, including attorney Burt Odelson.

    Is Rahm Emanuel Feuding With Cook County Democrats?

  • With the GOP and Lieberman already explicitly stating that they intend to delay health care legislation, why should we give him more than the allotted to give us the same ol 'rigamarole?

    MN GOP calls Franken-Lieberman incident an 'embarrassment'

  • Companies are sued just about every day and why put themselves through the rigamarole of a lawsuit when they can just do the right thing in most cases?

    Is Sony legally required to make its games accessible to disabled people? - Boing Boing

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  • My life IS one big rigamarole. Damn! This word IS the meaning of life. *now I know why I felt like returning to wordie, I never would have known this otherwise* Oh, dear.

    February 28, 2009

  • PS. And this is so Italian. In so many ways...!

    February 28, 2009

  • Prolagus! Is there a more succinct Italian term for il gioco degli sportelli?

    February 28, 2009

  • Perhaps scaricabarile?

    February 28, 2009

  • Hunh. I have never seen this spelling.

    February 28, 2009

  • 31 wordies list rigamarole.

    February 28, 2009

  • 37 wordies list rigmarole.

    February 28, 2009

  • Stephen Crane, "The Monster":

    Speak out like a man, and don't give me any more of this tiresome rigamarole. 1899.

    (They say The Americans do it this way. I like it, since it is more italian... Mamma mia! However, I choose no sides, since I have completely another continent myself... ;o})

    February 28, 2009

  • You know, Lea, I have actually never, ever heard this word in Italian. And I have a feeling it is not Italian at all!

    February 28, 2009

  • I know, but it has Italian temperament and personality. In my head, anyway...

    February 28, 2009