Farrago

Farrago

fəˈrāɡō

Noun

  • A confused mixture.

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Example Sentences

“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.”

Word Origin

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.

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