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gallimaufry (gal-li-maw'-free) n.

- a hodgepodge, jumble; a mixture of diverse things

Etymology

French galimafrée = a stew, hash, ragout from galer = to make merry + mafrer = to eat heartily.

Usage:

Looking into his crowded closets, packed to the top with a gallimaufry of useless products purchased from QVC, David was compelled to acknowledge that he had become a full-fledged pack rat.
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