• IPA: /fəˈɹeɪɡoʊ/, /fəˈɹɑːɡoʊ/

farrago (plural farragos)

  1. A collection containing a confused variety of miscellaneous things.
    Synonyms: hodgepodge, hotchpotch, melange, mingle-mangle, mishmash, oddments, odds and ends, omnium-gatherum, ragbag
    • ante 1900 William Barclay Squire, Balfe, Michael William, article in Dictionary of National Biography, Volume 3,
      Balfe's next work, 'The Maid of Artois,' was written to a libretto furnished by Bunn, the first of those astonishing farragoes of balderdash which raised the Drury Lane manager to the first rank amongst poetasters.
    • 1911, Drama, 11f: Modern English Drama, article in Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition,
      Hastily adapted by slovenly hacks, their librettos (often witty in the original) became incredible farragos of metreless doggrel and punning ineptitude.
    • 1929, Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own, Penguin Books, paperback edition, page 72
      Or, This is a farrago of absurdity, I could never feel anything of the sort myself.
    • 2005 November 7, Toronto Star,
      The original script is a complicated farrago of intertwined greed and lust, with marriages being planned and hearts being broken in order to accumulate fortunes as well as romance.
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