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Word of the day: Farrago

Farrago

[fə-RAH-go]

Part of speech: noun

A confused mixture

Origin: Latin, mid-17th century

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."

About Farrago

Farrago is a Latin word that originally meant "mixed fodder" or "corn." This catchall word for getting a grain stock mixed up eventually came to refer to a confused mixture of anything.

Did you Know?

The household junk drawer is ubiquitous — 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 every once in a while, throw away unneeded trash, and take stock of your supplies.

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