Dictionary.com

galimatias

[ gal-uh-mey-shee-uhs, -mat-ee-uhs ]
/ ˌgæl əˈmeɪ ʃi əs, -ˈmæt i əs /
Save This Word!

noun
confused or unintelligible talk.
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.

Origin of galimatias

First recorded in 1645–55; from French, word of obscure origin first attested in Montaigne (jargon de galimathias )
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use galimatias in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for galimatias

galimatias
/ (ˌɡælɪˈmeɪʃɪəs, -ˈmætɪəs) /

noun
rare confused talk; gibberish

Word Origin for galimatias

C17: from French, of unknown origin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK