See also: fárrago
- A collection containing a confused variety of miscellaneous things.
- Synonyms: hodgepodge, hotchpotch, melange, mingle-mangle, mishmash, oddments, odds and ends, omnium-gatherum, ragbag
- a. 1900, William Barclay Squire, Balfe, Michael William, article 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, article 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, Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own, Penguin Books, paperback edition, 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.
- See also Thesaurus:hodgepodge
- A kind of hash
- Mixture, hodgepodge
- English: farrago, farraginous
- Galician: ferraña, ferrán
- Italian: farragine, fraina
- Portuguese: farragem
- Sardinian: farràine, farrani, forrani
- Spanish: herrén, fárrago, rain
- 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
- du Cange, Charles (1883), “farrago”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
- farrago in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette