Examples of gallimaufry in a sentence
<the collection is a gallimaufry of poems, essays, and short stories that have no apparent unifying theme>
Did You Know?
If the word gallimaufry doesn't make your mouth water, it may be because you don't know its history. In the 16th century, Middle-French speaking cooks made a meat stew called "galimafree." It must have been a varied dish, because English speakers chose its name for any mix or jumble of things. If "gallimaufry" isn't to your taste, season your speech with one of its synonyms: "hash" (which can be a muddle or chopped meat and potatoes), "hotchpotch" (a stew or a hodgepodge), or "potpourri" (another stew turned medley).
Origin of gallimaufry
Middle French galimafree stew
First Known Use: circa 1556
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