- n a motley assortment of things
- A gallimaufry of hallucinations, literary gossip and medical info, Burroughs' confession of a hipster junkie is its own X-rated movie, so vivid is its evocation of a mind gone bad .
- The very quality that enriches the vocabulary--its undiscriminating tolerance for the new--obliges dictionary editors to acknowledge such a gallimaufry of new words and phrases .
- Latest business gallimaufry is a combination of steamship operations and egg dehydration.
- Colin Matthew in ic Wales
As founding editor Colin Matthew described it, "The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (DNB) is not merely a roll-call of the great and the good, but also a gallimaufry of the eccentric and the bad."