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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).]
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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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GallimaufryExamples: gallimaufry of nuts, 1591; of prophecies, 1668.
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|Noun||1.||gallimaufry - a motley assortment of things |
farrago, hodgepodge, hotchpotch, melange, mingle-mangle, mishmash, oddments, odds and ends, omnium-gatherum, ragbag
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