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crazy quilt

n.
1. A patchwork quilt of pieces of cloth of various shapes, colors, and sizes, sewn together in an irregular pattern.
2. A disorderly mixture; a hodgepodge: The map was a crazy quilt of districts and precincts.

crazy quilt

n
(Knitting & Sewing) a patchwork quilt made from assorted pieces of material of irregular shape, size, and colour

cra′zy quilt`


n.
1. a patchwork quilt made of irregular patches combined with little or no regard to pattern.
2. a conglomeration or hodgepodge; mishmash.
[1885–90, Amer.]
cra′zy-quilt`, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crazy quilt - a patchwork quilt without a design
patchwork quilt, patchwork - a quilt made by sewing patches of different materials together
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