gallimaufry

[gal-uh-maw-free]
noun, plural gallimaufries. Chiefly Literary.
1.
a hodgepodge; jumble; confused medley.
2.
a ragout or hash.

Origin:
1545–55; < Middle French galimafree kind of sauce or stew, probably a conflation of galer to amuse oneself (see gallant) and Picard dialect mafrer to gorge oneself (< Middle Dutch moffelen to eat, nosh)

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gallimaufry (ˌɡælɪˈmɔːfrɪ)
 
n , pl -fries
a jumble; hotchpotch
 
[C16: from French galimafrée ragout, hash, of unknown origin]

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gallimaufry
"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.
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Example sentences
We note, however, that the complaint attributes a gallimaufry of other substantially similar statements to the defendants.
The appellants also raise a gallimaufry of challenges to the sufficiency of the government's proof.
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