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


  • IPA(key): /fəˈɹeɪɡoʊ/, /fəˈɹɑːɡoʊ/


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
    • 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.


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far (spelt) +‎ -āgō



farrāgō f (genitive farrāginis); third declension

  1. A kind of hash
  2. Mixture, hodgepodge


Third declension.

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
  • 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