crazy quilt

noun
|Updated on: 23 May 2018

Definition of crazy quilt

1 : a patchwork quilt without a design
2 : jumble, hodgepodge
  • a crazy quilt of regulations

Examples of crazy quilt in a Sentence

  1. a crazy quilt of streets

  2. an environmental issue that brought together a crazy quilt of people from all points on the political spectrum

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First Known Use of crazy quilt

1886

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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crazy-quilt

adjective cra·zy-quilt \ ˈkrā-zē-ˈkwilt \

Definition of crazy-quilt

: resembling a crazy quilt : haphazard
  • a crazy-quilt system

First Known Use of crazy-quilt

1888

in the meaning defined above

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CRAZY QUILT Defined for English Language Learners

crazy quilt

Definition of crazy quilt for English Language Learners

  • : a covering for a bed that is made of many pieces of cloth in different sizes without a regular design

  • : a confused mix of things


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