Word Origin & History
"a medley," 1551, from Fr. galimafrée "hash, ragout," from O.Fr. calimafree "sauce made of mustard, ginger, and vinegar; a stew of carp;" origin unknown, perhaps from O.Fr. galer "to make merry, live well" + O.N.Fr. mafrer "to eat much," from M.Du. maffelen. Others see the proper name Maufré.