noun (plural -fries) Etymology: Middle French galimafree stew Date: circa 1556 hodgepodge <
a gallimaufry of opinions

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  • 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 — index melange Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • gallimaufry — a medley, 1550s, from Fr. galimafrée hash, ragout, from O.Fr. calimafree sauce made of mustard, ginger, and vinegar; a stew of carp (14c.), origin unknown, perhaps from O.Fr. galer to make merry, live well (see GALLANT (Cf. gallant)) + O.N.Fr.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • gallimaufry — ► NOUN ▪ a jumble or medley. ORIGIN archaic French galimafrée unappetizing dish …   English terms 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

  • gallimaufry —    (gah lee MOH free) [French: a stew] A jumble; a hodgepodge.    obliges dictionary editors to acknowledge such a gallimaufry of new words and phrases that even the most casual browser wants to cry havoc Time, July 8, 1996 …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • 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 — noun a) A hash of various kinds of meats, a ragout. b) Any absurd medley. Syn: hodgepodge, hotchpotch, potpourri …   Wiktionary

  • gallimaufry — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A collection of various things: assortment, conglomeration, hodgepodge, jumble, medley, melange, miscellany, mishmash, mixed bag, mixture, olio, patchwork, potpourri, salmagundi, variety. Slang: grab bag. See COLLECT …   English dictionary for students

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

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