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Galimauʹfrey or Gallimauʹfrey (g hard)


A medley; any confused jumble of things; but strictly speaking, a hotchpotch made up of all the scraps of the larder. (French, galimafrée; Spanish, gallofa, “broken meat,” gallofero, a beggar.)

“He woos both high and low, both rich and poor,

Both young and old, one with another, Ford;

He loves thy gaily-mawfry [all sorts].”

Shakespeare: Merry Wives, ii. 1.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Galaxy (The)
Gale’s Compound
Galen (g hard)
Galeotti (Martius)
Galerana (g hard)
Galesus (g hard)
Galiana (g hard)
Galimaufrey or Gallimaufrey (g hard)
Gall and Wormwood
Gall of Bitterness (The)
Gall of Pigeons
Gall’s Bell (St.)
Gallant (g hard)
Galley (g hard)
Galley Pence
Gallia (g hard)
Gallia Braccata [trousered Gaul]