crazy quilt

  1. a patchwork quilt made of irregular patches combined with little or no regard to pattern.
  2. something that is irregular in pattern or shape, and suggestive of a crazy quilt; patchwork.

Origin of crazy quilt

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90
Related formscra·zy-quilt, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for crazy quilt

Historical Examples of crazy quilt

  • Fields fled beneath them, looking like a crazy-quilt in pastel.

    Breaking Point

    James E. Gunn

  • I would if I saw you sacrificing your life for a woman with a crazy-quilt past.

    The Prairie Child

    Arthur Stringer

  • There's the crazy-quilt I've begun for the Bazaar; you might get on with that.

  • Sometimes it is called a 'crazy-quilt,' because the patches and colors are so mixed up.

  • The German crazy-quilt, of many hues and colors, and how this blanket was patched and mended through the years.

    Blood and Iron

    John Hubert Greusel

British Dictionary definitions for crazy quilt

crazy quilt

  1. a patchwork quilt made from assorted pieces of material of irregular shape, size, and colour
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