Part of speech: noun
Origin: Latin, mid 17th century
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."
Popularity Over Time
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.