American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An assortment or a medley; a conglomeration: "their special farrago of resentments” ( William Safire).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A mass composed of various materials confusedly mixed; a medley; a hodgepodge.
- n. Synonyms See mixture.
- n. A collection containing a confused variety of miscellaneous things.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A mass composed of various materials confusedly mixed; a medley; a mixture.
- n. a motley assortment of things
- From Latin farrāgo ("mixed fodder; mixture, hodgepodge"), from far ("spelt (a kind of wheat), coarse meal, grits"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin farrāgō, mixed fodder, hodgepodge, from far, farr-, a kind of grain; see bhares- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Why the UN acquiesces in this obscene farrago is an exercise best left to the student.”
“Not a word of all this, which common minds called farrago, but which had its truth to me, did I utter to Laura.”
“The play has been described as a farrago of undercooked ideas and clashing styles by some critics, lauded as a brilliantly unorthodox play of daring imaginative scope by others.”
“Beverly Darmour, Diane Skinner introduced the word "farrago," meaning mixture or medley.”
“Posner reviews them all in turn, in a hectic flurry of piled-up fact-bites, speculative calcula-tions, passing quarrels, and offhand policy dicta ” an orderless mixture of assertion, guess, remark, and opinion for which the term "farrago" would seem to have been invented.”
“Possibly the best word for it, and it's meant approvingly, is 'farrago.”
“As hardly needs repeating here, Mint's part in the corruption farrago rested entirely on a homonym-inspired error that led him to offer the German FA a side of pork and two kilograms of liver sausage for Berti Vogts.”
“At the end of a long week of sexism and counter-sexism, the white heat of the Richard Keys and Andy Gray farrago seemed to fade as quickly as it blew up.”
“• "I could not believe the way they treated me," said former assistant commissioner Andy Hayman yesterday, 24 hours after his variety show performance in front of the home affairs select committee as it considered the hacking farrago.”
“• A light-hearted column If Murdoch had paid attention to the works of Shakespeare, he would have seen that this hacking farrago would end badly, 13 July, page 5, G2 attributed two quotations on ambition to Macbeth.”
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