American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A miscellaneous collection; a hodgepodge.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A miscellaneous collection of things or persons; a confused mixture or medley.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Colloq. & Humorous A miscellaneous collection of things or persons; a confused mixture; a medley; a hodgepodge.
- n. a motley assortment of things
- Latin omnium, genitive pl. of omnis, all; see op- in Indo-European roots + gatherum (mock-Latinate alteration of gather). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I won't sink into pretension and argue that it is an art form, but I will say that it's far more than an omnium-gatherum of detritus, as its mocking gallery insists it is.”
“We have, in this little township, two "general shopkeepers," dealers in groceries, mops, calicoes, candles, and the usual "_omnium-gatherum_" of household requirements.”
“In fact, there was every appearance that the tent had been for a long time used as a kind of store-room, the receptacle of a bandit's omnium-gatherum, and had been hastily prepared for unexpected inmates.”
“Look at the party itself -- a veritable omnium-gatherum of political odds and ends, huddled together under the party blanket like household gods and barn-yard refuse after a hurricane.”
“A livelier and more variegated omnium-gatherum was never assembled.”
“At one of those remarkable omnium-gatherum receptions at the Tuileries, of which I have spoken in a former chapter, she heard an American lady, to whom Louis Philippe was talking of his American recollections and of various persons he had known there, say to him, “Oh, sire, they all retain the most lively recollections of your majesty's sojourn among them, and wish nothing more than that you should return among them again!””
“And the dinginess of the article produced at last out of an omnium-gatherum sort of kitchen cupboard, made an ominous impression upon the country girl, accustomed”
“The book, a collection of short stories, is an omnium-gatherum of works by various writers.”
“But of course the party is just starting for Chad and Steve, whose omnium-gatherum of online videos has captivated the Web for the past year, at least since a”
“_omnium-gatherum_ country-store hinted that Perry was deceased.”
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