Definition of gallimaufry in English:
noun (plural gallimaufries)
1A confused jumble or medley of things.
- Beneath the relative uniformity of its standard, edited variety, American English is a rich gallimaufry of exotic and native stuffs.
- Rather belatedly we've got round to The Collection (Chatto & Windus, 25) by Peter Ackroyd, which in Scots might be called a gallimaufry, comprising as it does journalism, book reviews, essays, short stories and lectures.
- They called it an eruption of a police state, and envisioned a gallimaufry of bizarre hidden agendas - from a pretext for oppressing evangelical Christians and gun owners, to a blank check for discriminating against blacks.
1.1US A dish made from diced or minced meat, especially a hash or ragout.
- Black bean, biltong, bouillabaisse… gallimaufry, gazpacho, gefilte fish… pavlova, pemmican, pizza - each has a long, intricate trace of travel behind it.
- An olla podrida is a gallimaufry, a salmagundi, a potpourri, a hotchpotch, a miscellany of ingredients cooked together in the one pot.
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