What does gallimaufry mean in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo? My vocabulary is pretty good, but that one has me stumped!
Gallimaufry is an archaic word meaning a hash made of meat scraps. The secondary definition is hodgepodge or jumble, which is the one used in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Here, protagonist Mikael Blomkvist researches the dysfunctional Vanger family:
Every family had a few skeletons in their cupboards, but the Vanger family had an entire gallimaufry of them.