Word of the Day – Rigmarole

By August 4, 2019 Word of the Day

Rigmarole (noun)

rig-ma-rowl

A lengthy and complicated procedure, story or statement

Mid 18th century apparently an alteration of ragman roll, originally denoting a legal document recording a list of offences.

Example sentences

“The application process was a right rigmarole!”

“She went off on a rigmarole about all the adventures she’d had.”

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