Definition of crazy quilt in English:

crazy quilt

Syllabification: cra·zy quilt

noun

  • 1A patchwork quilt of a type traditionally made in North America, with patches of randomly varying sizes, shapes, colors, and fabrics.
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    • 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
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    • 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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