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[fuh-rah-goh, -rey-] /fəˈrɑ goʊ, -ˈreɪ-/
noun, plural farragoes.
a confused mixture; hodgepodge; medley:
a farrago of doubts, fears, hopes, and wishes.
1625-35; < Latin: literally, mixed crop of feed grains, equivalent to farr- (stem of far) emmer + -āgō suffix noting kind or nature Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for farrago


noun (pl) -gos, -goes
a hotchpotch
Derived Forms
farraginous (fəˈrædʒɪnəs) adjective
Word Origin
C17: from Latin: mash for cattle (hence, a mixture), from fār spelt
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Word Origin and History for farrago

1630s, from Latin farrago "medley, mix of grains for animal feed," from far "grain" (see barley).

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