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gallimaufry

[ gal-uh-maw-free ]
/ ˌgæl əˈmɔ fri /
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noun, plural gal·li·mau·fries.Chiefly Literary.
a hodgepodge; confused medley; jumble.
a ragout or hash.
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Origin of gallimaufry

First recorded in 1545–55; from Middle French galimafree “kind of sauce or stew,” probably a conflation of galer “to amuse oneself” and Picard dialect mafrer “to gorge oneself” (from Middle Dutch moffelen “to eat, nosh”); see also gallant
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British Dictionary definitions for gallimaufry

gallimaufry
/ (ˌɡælɪˈmɔːfrɪ) /

noun plural -fries
a jumble; hotchpotch

Word Origin for gallimaufry

C16: from French galimafrée ragout, hash, of unknown origin
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