motley crew

Definition of motley crew

  1. :  an unusual mixed group We were a motley crew of musicians and athletes.

Word by Word Definitions

motleyplay
  1. :  variegated in color

    :  made up of many different people or things

  1. :  a woolen fabric of mixed colors made in England between the 14th and 17th centuries

    :  a garment made of motley

    :  the characteristic dress of the professional fool

crewplay
  1. : chiefly British past tense ofcrow

  1. :  a band or force of armed men

    :  a group of people associated together in a common activity or by common traits or interests

    :  gang

  1. :  to act as a member of a crew

    :  to serve as a crew member on (as a ship or aircraft)


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