- Archaic a hash made of meat scraps
- a hodgepodge; jumble
Origin of gallimaufryFrench galimafrée, probably from Old French galer (see gallant) + dialect, dialectal (Picardy) mafrer, to eat much from Middle Dutch maffelen
Origin of gallimaufryFrench 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 )
From French galimafrée (“stew of various kinds of meats”), from Old French calimafree, probably from a combination of Old French galer (“to have fun, to enjoy oneself”) and Old Northern French (Picard) mafrer (“eat gluttonously”).