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Word of the Day 05/26/21 Galimatias

Galimatias (noun)
galimatias [ gal-uh-mey-shee-uhs, -mat-ee-uhs ]


noun
1. confused or unintelligible talk.

Origin: 1645–55; < French, word of obscure origin first attested in Montaigne (jargon de galimathias)

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR GALIMATIAS
As a matter of fact, idle talk and galimatias of the sort are in no wise literature.
RECOLLECTIONS OF MY CHILDHOOD AND YOUTH|GEORGE BRANDES

Mrs. Tramore stared, as if at a language she had never heard, a farrago, a galimatias.
THE REAL THING AND OTHER TALES|HENRY JAMES

Why should there not be a double irony for the clever, just as there is a galimatias double for the dull?
THE ENGLISH STAGE|AUGUSTIN FILON

Her dress, like her language, is a galimatias of several countries.
THE ROMANCE OF BIOGRAPHY (VOL 2 OF 2)|ANNA JAMESON

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