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olio

[ oh-lee-oh ]SEE DEFINITION OF olio

Synonyms for olio

  • collection
  • hash
  • hodgepodge
  • jumble
  • medley
  • mishmash
  • mixture
  • potpourri
  • stew
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR OLIO

That'll be all for the olio; I'll go right into the after-show now.

An age, or a country; or an olio of all ages and all countries?'

I might indeed, following the example of the Sunday newsmonger, call it the Olio.

I must have an olio pot,' she said, 'an olio pot, and the heaviest one.

If you could do anything at all, Hannah, you'd lead a chorus and go in the olio.

But I have such an olio of affairs, really I know not what to do.

Though I do not doubt but they are an olio of lies and scandal, I should like to see them.

Think of paying three or four francs for less than half a pound sott 'olio in Paris.

Olmeto and the neighbouring village of Olio have both an exceedingly bad reputation.

WORD ORIGIN

medley dish of Iberian origin, 1640s, from Spanish olla, Portuguese olha, both from Vulgar Latin olla "pot, jar." Sense transferred to "any mixture or medley."

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR OLIO

broth

nounsoup, usually clear
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