gallimaufry gal-uh-MAW-free, noun:
A medley; a hodgepodge.
Gallimaufry, originally meaning “a hash of various kinds of meats,” comes from French galimafrée, from Old French, from galer, “to rejoice, to make merry” (source of English gala) + mafrer, “to eat much,” from Medieval Dutch maffelen, “to open one’s mouth wide.”
Synonyms: jumble, olla podrida, olio, salmagundi, potpourri.
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