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Star lover
February 20th, 2019, 08:27 AM
A motley is the wildly colored outfit worn by court jesters or fools in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

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Around that time, the word motley also became an adjective for a group of things or people that are wildly mismatched and just a little bit crazy. That's where we get the term "motley crew."

Snip Snip
February 20th, 2019, 12:48 PM
Odd that the definition of motley doesn't correspond very well with the definition of mottled. Two different root words, I guess. Ya gotta love English!

geegeequilts
February 20th, 2019, 04:14 PM
Motley "just a little bit crazy" is me. But, it's the good kind of crazy.

Thanks, Anita

Gina

Rhonda K
February 20th, 2019, 10:53 PM
Goodness! In our family motley is an affectionate term for being a good sport. Imagine boating and camping adventures. LOL!