rigmarole

Part of speech: noun

Incoherent nonsense.

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Usage examples "rigmarole":

  1. I cannot tell you exactly what would happen, because it would be a tragedy without precedent, but it is impossible that German officials would surrender a trunk without receiving a Schein in exchange; at least, not without months of rigmarole and delay. - "Home Life in Germany", Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick.
  2. Else I shall not believe a word of your devilish rigmarole, Monsieur cried out. - "Helmet of Navarre", Bertha Runkle.
  3. Now let us see what all this rigmarole really amounts to. - "Who?", Elizabeth Kent.