gallimaufry definition by Webster's New World
- Archaic a hash made of meat scraps
- a hodgepodge; jumble
Origin: French galimafrée, probably ; from Old French galer (see gallant) plush dialect, dialectal (Picardy) mafrer, to eat much ; from Middle Dutch maffelen
gallimaufry definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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).