gallimaufry \gal-uh-MAW-free\, noun:
- A hodgepodge; jumble; confused medley.
Gallimaufry, originally meaning "a hash of various kinds of meats," comes from French galimafrée, from Old French, from galer, "to rejoice, to make merry" (source of English gala) + mafrer, "to eat much," from Medieval Dutch maffelen, "to open one's mouth wide."
word receptacle, n.
- The person that is on the receiving side of a one way conversation.
I couldn't get a word in edgewise. She kept talking to me about her shoes, purse, and how her best friend just got dumped. I am a word receptacle.
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