smorgasbord

noun smor·gas·bord \ ˈsmȯr-gəs-ˌbȯrd \
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

Definition of smorgasbord

1 : a luncheon or supper buffet offering a variety of foods and dishes (such as hors d'oeuvres, hot and cold meats, smoked and pickled fish, cheeses, salads, and relishes)
2 : an often large heterogeneous mixture : mélange

Examples of smorgasbord in a Sentence

  1. every day the director has to first deal with a smorgasbord of problems before he can begin filming

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Origin and Etymology of smorgasbord

Swedish smörgåsbord, from smörgås open sandwich + bord table

SMORGASBORD Defined for English Language Learners

smorgasbord

noun

Definition of smorgasbord for English Language Learners

  • : a meal with many different foods that are placed on a large table so that people can serve themselves

  • : a large mixture of many different things



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