Gallimaufries
Gallimaufry Gal`li*mau"fry, n.; pl. {Gallimaufries}. [F. galimafr['e]e a sort of ragout or mixed hash of different meats.] 1. A hash of various kinds of meats, a ragout. [1913 Webster]

Delighting in hodge-podge, gallimaufries, forced meat. --King. [1913 Webster]

2. Any absurd medley; a hotchpotch. [1913 Webster]

The Mahometan religion, which, being a gallimaufry made up of many, partakes much of the Jewish. --South. [1913 Webster]


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  • gallimaufries — n. mixture, jumble …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Gallimaufry — Gal li*mau fry, n.; pl. {Gallimaufries}. [F. galimafr[ e]e a sort of ragout or mixed hash of different meats.] 1. A hash of various kinds of meats, a ragout. [1913 Webster] Delighting in hodge podge, gallimaufries, forced meat. King. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gallimaufry — /gal euh maw free/, n., pl. gallimaufries. Chiefly Literary. 1. a hodgepodge; jumble; confused medley. 2. a ragout or hash. [1545 55; < MF galimafree kind of sauce or stew, prob. a conflation of galer to amuse oneself (see GALLANT) and Picard… …   Universalium

  • gallimaufry —  A jumble; pl. gallimaufries …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • gallimaufry — /gæləˈmɔfri/ (say galuh mawfree) noun (plural gallimaufries) 1. a hotchpotch; jumble; confused medley. 2. US a hash made from leftovers. {French galimafrée, origin unknown} …   Australian English dictionary

  • gallimaufry — [gal΄i mô′frē] n. pl. gallimaufries [Fr galimafrée, prob. < OFr galer (see GALLANT) + dial. (Picardy) mafrer, to eat much < MDu maffelen] 1. Archaic a hash made of meat scraps 2. a hodgepodge; jumble …   English World dictionary

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