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[om-nee-uh m-gath-er-uh m]
noun, plural om·ni·um-gath·er·ums.
  1. a miscellaneous collection.
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Origin of omnium-gatherum

1520–30; < Latin omnium of all (genitive plural of omnis) + pseudo-Latin gatherum a gathering
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  • Perry Purtett was the name on the door, and opposite the sign of an omnium-gatherum country-store hinted that Perry was deceased.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 09, No. 51, January, 1862


British Dictionary definitions for omnium-gatherum


  1. often facetious a miscellaneous collection; assortment
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Word Origin

C16: from Latin omnium of all, from omnis all + Latinized form of English gather
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