- 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”).