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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Old French
Origin: arrimage 'arranging the load in a ship'

rummage

2 noun
     
rummage2
1 [countable usually singular] informal a careless or hurried search for something:
Have a rummage in my jewellery box and see if you can find something you like.
2 [uncountable] especially American English old clothes, toys etc that you no longer want [= jumble British English]

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