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Tuesday, December 22

Farrago

[fə-RAH-go]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: Latin, mid 17th century

1.

A confused mixture.

Examples of Farrago in a sentence

"Stephanie's junk drawer was a farrago of tools, bills, and forgotten office supplies."

"The movie was a farrago of pop culture and classic Hollywood references."

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About Farrago

Farrago is a Latin word that originally meant "mixed fodder" or "corn." This catch-all word for getting your grain mixed up eventually became a confused mixture.

Did you Know?

The household junk drawer is about as American as apple pie — nearly everyone has one. While it is nice to have a place to store every miscellaneous item without a home, it's probably better to organize that drawer a bit.

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