Gallimaufry of activity

Gallimaufry is not a word that I know.  Well, I do now.  One of our relatives used it to in their recent Christmas family newsletter.  The context was that she was describing the year she and her family had experienced.

Gallimaufry means a hodgepodge.  It can also mean a jumble or confessed medley.

The origin is from the Middle French word galimafree meaning stew. It can also be traced to the word galer, that means to make merry, and malfrer meaning to gorge oneself.

Time and time again, words keep appearing in my life from sources that surprise me.


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