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Borrowed from Latin farrāgō (mixed fodder; mixture, hodgepodge), from far (spelt (a kind of wheat), coarse meal, grits). Doublet of farro.


  • IPA(key): /fəˈɹeɪɡoʊ/, /fəˈɹɑːɡoʊ/
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farrago (plural farragos or farragoes)

  1. A collection containing a confused variety of miscellaneous things.
    Synonyms: hodgepodge, hotchpotch, melange, mingle-mangle, mishmash, oddments, odds and ends, omnium-gatherum, ragbag
    • 1885 July, “A Forgotten Pamphleteer”, in Tinsleys’ Magazine, volume 37, London: Tinsley Brothers, page 84:
      Back in Paris, where all men adrift naturally float, he succeeded in publishing a fantastic novel, “Sortie d’un Rêve,” a farrago of all that is most foolish in the earlier romantic authors, with here and there a racy turn—“a personal note,” M. Zola would say.
    • a. 1900, William Barclay Squire, “Balfe, Michael William”, in Dictionary of National Biography, volume 3:
      Balfe's next work, 'The Maid of Artois,' was written to a libretto furnished by Bunn, the first of those astonishing farragoes of balderdash which raised the Drury Lane manager to the first rank amongst poetasters.
    • 1911, “Drama, 11f: Modern English Drama”, in Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition:
      Hastily adapted by slovenly hacks, their librettos (often witty in the original) became incredible farragos of metreless doggrel and punning ineptitude.
    • 1929 September, Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own, uniform edition, London: Leonard and Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press, [], published 1931 (April 1935 printing), →OCLC, page 72:
      Or, This is a farrago of absurdity, I could never feel anything of the sort myself.
    • 2005 November 7, Toronto Star:
      The original script is a complicated farrago of intertwined greed and lust, with marriages being planned and hearts being broken in order to accumulate fortunes as well as romance.


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far (emmer) +‎ -āgō



farrāgō f (genitive farrāginis); third declension

  1. A kind of hash, mixed fodder for animals
  2. Mixture, hodgepodge


Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative farrāgō farrāginēs
Genitive farrāginis farrāginum
Dative farrāginī farrāginibus
Accusative farrāginem farrāginēs
Ablative farrāgine farrāginibus
Vocative farrāgō farrāginēs



  • farrago”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • farrago”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • farrago in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • farrago in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette