Origin of smorgasbord
Examples from the Web for smorgasbord
In Magnolia (1999)—“a smorgasbord of pleasure, that movie”—he played opposite Tom Cruise as a nurse.
And so the brothers began to speed-read hundreds of biographies and books, compiling the anecdotes into a smorgasbord of trivia.
Sara Nelson remembers their smorgasbord of friendship and fine food.
British Dictionary definitions for smorgasbord
Word Origin for smorgasbord
Word Origin and History for smorgasbord
1893, from Swedish smörgåsbord "open sandwich table," literally "butter-goose table," from smörgås, which is said to mean "bread and butter," but is compounded from smör "butter" (see smear (n.)) and gås, literally "goose" (and from the same Germanic root that yielded English goose (n.)), which is said by OED to have a secondary meaning of "a clump (of butter)." The final element is bord "table," from Proto-Germanic *burdam "plank, board, table" (see board (n.1)). Figurative sense of "medley, miscellany" is recorded from 1948.