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n. pl. gal·li·mau·fries
A jumble; a hodgepodge.

[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).]


n, pl -fries
a jumble; hotchpotch
[C16: from French galimafrée ragout, hash, of unknown origin]


(ˌgæl əˈmɔ fri)

n., pl. -fries.
a hodgepodge; jumble.
[1545–55; < Middle French galimafree kind of sauce or stew]


- A medley or confused jumble, especially a dish made of leftovers, from French gallimaufry, "ragout, hash."
See also related terms for leftovers.


 Examples: gallimaufry of nuts, 1591; of prophecies, 1668.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gallimaufry - a motley assortment of thingsgallimaufry - a motley assortment of things  
assortment, miscellanea, miscellany, mixed bag, motley, potpourri, salmagundi, smorgasbord, variety, mixture - a collection containing a variety of sorts of things; "a great assortment of cars was on display"; "he had a variety of disorders"; "a veritable smorgasbord of religions"




n no plDurcheinander nt, → Mischmasch m (inf)
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Born and raised in the American Midwest, but having lived about half his life in England, Bryson has an accent that is a gallimaufry of Old and New World.
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