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Galimaufrey

or Gallimaufrey (g hard). A medley; any confused jumble of things; but strictly speaking, a hotch-potch 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.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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