Definition of omnium gatherum in English:

omnium gatherum

Line breaks: om¦nium gath¦erum
Pronunciation: /ˌɒmnɪəm ˈɡaðərəm


A collection of miscellaneous people or things: an omnium gatherum of anecdotes
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  • Her modalities of alcohol usage come across as something of an omnium gatherum: precolonial, rural ceremonial, or gift exchange, rural commoditized drinking, urban working- and middle-class drinking, and urban elite drinking.
  • To put it more bluntly: Did her writings exhibit any doctrine at all, or Were they simply an omnium gatherum of pious poetry, saccharine playlets, and florid ‘spiritual’ writing?
  • Disrupting Time is an omnium gatherum on familiar Hauerwasian themes, ranging in style from the incisive to the outrageous to the whimsical.


early 16th century: mock Latin, from Latin omnium 'of all' and gather + the Latin suffix -um.

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