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gal·li·mau·fry

 (găl′ə-mô′frē)
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).]
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gallimaufry

(ˌɡælɪˈmɔːfrɪ)
n, pl -fries
a jumble; hotchpotch
[C16: from French galimafrée ragout, hash, of unknown origin]
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gal•li•mau•fry

(ˌgæl əˈmɔ fri)

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

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

 Examples: gallimaufry of nuts, 1591; of prophecies, 1668.
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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"
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gallimaufry

noun
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gallimaufry

n no plDurcheinander nt, → Mischmasch m (inf)
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Alice Culpeper rebuked the royalist Brook, calling the manuscripts that he printed "forgeries and gallimaufries." In her "To the Reader" in Culpeper's Treatise of Aurum Potabile, published by bookseller George Eversden in 1656, she further charged "one who calls himself Nathaneal" with "blemishing and eclipsing" her husband's reputation.
Bridging these gallimaufries of modern, medieval and Moorish is a plain, graceful iron vault, with tapered, minimally ornamented columns supporting trusses over a lofty, skylit nave, and shallow-pitched roofs sheltering open-sided aisles.
Some of the anthologies do indeed seem to be gallimaufries of fortuitously chosen items.