Assortments means: My mom created this term to refer to the insane people and mentally ill you will see in downtown cities. There are many varieties in any major city. Philadelphia has a large number of assortments. They like to gather near tourist areas and stations for public transport. The assortments may ask for money at times. Sometimes they will walk the streets talking or laughing to each other. You should avoid them completely and never give them any money. (in Community Dictionary, added by Eugenia Crespo)