omnium-gatherum

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Etymology[edit]

Dog Latin, from Latin omnium (of all) and gather +‎ -um, suggesting a collection of everything.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌɒm.nɪəmˈɡæ.ðə.ɹəm/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌɑm.ni.əmˈɡæ.ðɚ.əm/

Noun[edit]

omnium-gatherum (plural omnium-gatherums or omnium-gathera)

  1. A collection containing a variety of miscellaneous things.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:hodgepodge
    • 1864, Robert Kerr, The Gentleman's House, page 342:
      We live in the era of Omnium-Gatherum; all the world's a museum, and men and women are its students. To design any building in England nowadays is therefore to work under the eye, so to speak, of the Society of Antiquaries.

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