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A.Word.A.Day--amphigory

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This week's theme: words about books.

amphigory (AM-fi-gor-ee) noun, also amphigouri

A nonsensical piece of writing, usually in verse form, typically composed as a parody.

[From French amphigouri, of obscure origin.]

See more usage examples of amphigory in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

-Anu Garg (garg AT wordsmith.org)

"More jeers than cheers currently greet the amphigories of Father Divine, and the followers of kindred dark-town messiahs are noisier than they are numerous." Mark Gauvreau Judge; Justice to George S. Schuyler; Policy Review (Washington, DC), Aug/Sep 2000.

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