galimatias

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

noun

confused or unintelligible talk.

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Origin of galimatias

1645–55; <French, word of obscure origin first attested in Montaigne (jargon de galimathias)
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British Dictionary definitions for galimatias

galimatias
/ (ˌɡælɪˈmeɪʃɪəs, -ˈmætɪəs) /

noun

rare confused talk; gibberish

Word Origin for galimatias

C17: from French, of unknown origin
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