motley crew

Definition of motley crew

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

Word by Word Definitions

motley play
  1. : variegated in color

  2. : made up of many different people or things

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

  2. : a garment made of motley

  3. : jester, fool

crew play
  1. : chiefly British past tense of crow

  1. : a band or force of armed men

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

  3. : gang

  1. : to act as a member of a crew

  2. : to serve as a crew member on (a ship, an aircraft, etc.)


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