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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fuh-rah-goh, -rey-]
    • /fəˈrɑ goʊ, -ˈreɪ-/
    • /fəˈrɑː.ɡəʊ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fuh-rah-goh, -rey-]
    • /fəˈrɑ goʊ, -ˈreɪ-/

Definitions of farrago word

  • noun plural farrago a confused mixture; hodgepodge; medley: a farrago of doubts, fears, hopes, and wishes. 1
  • noun farrago A confused mixture. 1
  • noun farrago mishmash, jumble 1
  • countable noun farrago If you describe something as a farrago, you are critical of it because you think it is a confused mixture of different types of things. 0
  • noun farrago a hotchpotch 0
  • noun farrago a confused mixture; jumble; hodgepodge 0

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Origin of farrago

First appearance:

before 1625
One of the 42% oldest English words
1625-35; < Latin: literally, mixed crop of feed grains, equivalent to farr- (stem of far) emmer + -āgō suffix noting kind or nature

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Parts of speech for Farrago


farrago popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 75% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 56% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

farrago usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for farrago

noun farrago

  • mishmash — a confused mess; hodgepodge; jumble.
  • olio — a dish of many ingredients.
  • hotchpotch — a thick soup or stew of vegetables or meat, often thickened with barley.
  • medley — a mixture, especially of heterogeneous elements; hodgepodge; jumble.
  • mixture — a product of mixing.

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