noun pl. gallimaufries
- Archaic a hash made of meat scraps
- a hodgepodge; jumble
Origin: Fr galimafrée, prob. < OFr galer (see gallant) + dial. (Picardy) mafrer, to eat much < MDu maffelen
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noun pl. gal·li·mau·fries
Origin: French galimafrée, from Old French galimafree, sauce, ragout : probably galer, to make merry; see gallant + mafrer, to gorge oneself (from Middle Dutch moffelen, to open one's mouth wide, of imitative origin).