Definition of rigmarole noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    rigmarole

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈrɪɡməˌroʊl//
     
    (also rigamarole)[uncountable, singular]
     
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  1. 1a long and complicated process that is annoying and seems unnecessary I couldn't face the whole rigmarole of getting a work permit again.
  2. 2 a long and complicated story She turned up an hour late with some rigamarole about being stuck in traffic.
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