mingle-mangle

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Reduplicated from mingle.

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mingle-mangle (plural mingle-mangles)

  1. A collection containing a variety of miscellaneous things.
    • 1902, Charles James Longman, Longman's Magazine - Volume 39 - Page 191:
      Is not it an extraordinary instance of a minglemangle of old Norse Paganism and Christianity? Thor's Mell and Christ's Cross.

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mingle-mangle (third-person singular simple present mingle-mangles, present participle mingle-mangling, simple past and past participle mingle-mangled)

  1. To mix in a disorderly way; to make a mess of.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Udall to this entry?)