- A confused mixture.
“Kristen’s junk drawer was a farrago of old menus, tools, loose change, and forgotten office supplies.”
“The movie was a farrago of pop culture and classic Hollywood references.”
“The garage sale looked promising from the street, but upon inspection, it was a farrago of faded baby clothes and broken kitchen appliances.”
Latin, mid-17th century
Why this word?
“Farrago” is a Latin word that originally meant “mixed fodder” or “corn.” This word, which farmers used for getting their grain mixed up, eventually became a catchall to describe a confused mixture.