Definition of crazy quilt in English:

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crazy quilt

noun

1A patchwork quilt of a type traditionally made in North America, with patches of randomly varying sizes, shapes, colors, and fabrics.
Example sentences
  • Quilt lovers prize eye-catching quilts such as crazy quilts, log cabins, and Baltimore album quilts.
  • Occasionally a cotton crazy quilt is seen, where scraps of fabrics in a myriad of cotton prints are used to cover the quilt top.
  • On the floor of the sitting room is a late nineteenth-century hooked rug reminiscent of crazy quilts.
1.1A disorganized collection of things: colonial America was a crazy quilt of laws
More example sentences
  • It is hamstrung by a crazy quilt patchwork of warring state commissions, sanctioning bodies, and dubious fight contracts.
  • It is a philosophical crazy quilt made from the sheets of our ‘wrecked romance with God.’
  • District managers, however, are faced with a crazy quilt of funding streams for purposes that match the district's strategic priorities only by happenstance, if at all.

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Syllabification: cra·zy quilt

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