- complex, obsolete procedures; excess steps or activity; needless motion
#:Have you seen all the rigmarole you have to go through at airport security these days?
- nonsense; confused and incoherent talk.
#: 1895 â�� In comes Mitaiele to Lloyd, and told some rigmarole about Paatalise (the steward's name) wanting to go and see his family in the bush. â�� w:Robert Luis Stevenson|Robert Luois Stevenson, s:The Valima Letters|The Valima Letters, ch XIX
;confused and incoherent talk
1854 â�� w:Henry David Thoreau|Henry David Thoreau, s:Walden|Walden, ch VII
1880 â�� w:Rosina Bulwer Lytton|Rosina Bulwer Lytton, s:A Blighted Life|A Blighted Life, sxn 4
1910 â�� w:A. E. W. Mason|A. E. W. Mason, s:At the Villa Rose|At the Villa Rose, ch XVII
:"I am only the living gate by which the spirit forms pass from the realm of mind into the world of matter," Celia replied.<br/>"Quite so," said Adele comfortably. "Now let us be sensible and dine. We can amuse ourselves with mademoiselle's rigmaroles afterwards."
1915 â�� w:John Buchan|John Buchan, s:The Thirty-Nine Steps|The Thirty-Nine Steps, ch 1
trans-top|complex obsolete procedure
German: Theater n, Zirkus m
German: GeschwÃ¤tz n