cabbage together

Arnold Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Wed May 4 15:07:01 UTC 2011

On May 4, 2011, at 7:59 AM, Alice Faber wrote:
> A request from one of my sister's colleagues:
>> On [one of our] teleconference ... a speaker said
>> that he had "cabbaged together" some information -- can you or your
>> sister track that one down? We were flummoxed. We did find a single
>> reference to it on a vintage mustang blog ˆ a person from West Virginia
>> wrote in that he had "cabbaged together" an intake manifold..
> My google search was slightly more productive, returning 124 hits on
> "cabbaged together" ("cabbage together" gives recipes and food blogs!).
> The meaning appears to be something akin to "jerry-rigged".
> Any ideas?

yes,  likely an eggcorn for "cobbled together".


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