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Thursday, November 03, 2016

Definitions for galimatias

  1. confused or unintelligible talk.

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Citations for galimatias
I have seen this letter in which you tell me there is so much galimatias, and I assure you that I have not found any at all. On the contrary, I find everything plainly expressed … George Eliot, "A Woman in France: Madame de Sablé," The Westminster Review, January and April, 1854
Statisticians know that merging two approximations does not produce precision; rather, it produces galimatias. Gregg Easterbrook, "Warming Earth, Heated Rhetoric," New York Times, June 14, 2000
Origin of galimatias
1645-1655
Galimatias is of uncertain origin except that it is French and may be related to gallimaufry "a hash of various meats, hodgepodge." It entered English the mid-1600s.