WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
rig•a•ma•role /ˈrɪgəməˌroʊl/USA pronunciation   n. 

    rigmarole.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
rig•a•ma•role  (rigə mə rōl′), 
n. 

    rigmarole.

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
rig•ma•role /ˈrɪgməˌroʊl/USA pronunciation  also rig•a•ma•role /ˈrɪgəməˌroʊl/USA pronunciation  rigamarole n. 
  1. a complicated procedure to be followed: [countable;
    usually singular]
    What a rigmarole it was to get out of the country![uncountable]a lot of rigmarole just to get a passport.
  2. [uncountable] confusing talk.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
rig•ma•role  (rigmə rōl′), 
n. 
  1. an elaborate or complicated procedure:to go through the rigmarole of a formal dinner.
  2. confused, incoherent, foolish, or meaningless talk.
Also,rigamarole. 
Etymology:
  • alteration of ragman roll 1730–40


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

rigamarole /ˈrɪɡəməˌrəʊl/ n
  1. a variant of rigmarole



rigmarole /ˈrɪɡməˌrəʊl/, rigamarole n
  1. any long complicated procedure
  2. a set of incoherent or pointless statements; garbled nonsense
Etymology: 18th Century: from earlier ragman roll a list, probably a roll used in a medieval game, wherein various characters were described in verse, beginning with Ragemon le bon Ragman the good



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