Gallimaufry meaning

gălə-môfrē
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A jumble; a hodgepodge.
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A hodgepodge; jumble.
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(archaic) A hash made of meat scraps.
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(dated) A hash of various kinds of meats, a ragout.
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(figuratively) Any absurd medley.
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Origin of gallimaufry

  • French galimafrée from Old French galimafree sauce, ragout probably galer to make merry gallant mafrer to gorge oneself (from Middle Dutch moffelen to open one's mouth wide) (of imitative origin)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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”).

    From Wiktionary