rigadig


Morphology
rhyme reduplication epen

Classification
music

Definition
tune expressing monotony.

Quotations
He would hum over his old rigadig tunes. (H. Melville, ?1851.)

References
The Oxford English dictionary, 2nd ed. Edited by J.A. Simpson and E.S.C. Weiner. Clarendon Press, 1989. [See biblography.]


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