A confused jumble or medley of things: a glorious gallimaufry of childhood perceptions
More example sentences
- 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.
mid 16th century: from archaic French galimafrée 'unappetizing dish', perhaps from Old French galer 'have fun' + Picard mafrer 'eat copious quantities'.
More definitions of gallimaufryDefinition of gallimaufry in:
- The US English dictionary