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From mash (to convert into a mash; to mix thoroughly) + up.[1]



mashup (plural mashups)

  1. (informal) Something consisting of two or more components combined together.
    1. (art, slang) An artistic work that consists primarily of parts borrowed from other works, or features a mixture of genres.
      • 2018 November 27, April Wolfe, “Anna And The Apocalypse is a Holiday-horror Cocktail of Singing, Maiming, and Clichés”, in The A.V. Club[1], archived from the original on 4 November 2019:
        What’s tiresome about Anna, though, is that it's such an obvious mashup of other movies, moving from homage right into ripoff.
    2. (music, slang) A remix created by combining two or more songs from different artists into one piece of music.
      Coordinate terms: blend, medley
    3. (chiefly computing, slang) A derivative work consisting of two or more pieces of (generally digital) media joined together, such as a video clip with a different soundtrack applied for humorous effect, or a map overlaid with user-supplied data.
    4. (Internet) A Web application that combines data and/or functionality from more than one source.
      This app is a mashup mixing news from the BBC and maps from Google.

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  1. ^ mash-up, n.”, in OED Online Paid subscription required, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, March 2006; mashup, n.”, in Lexico,; Oxford University Press, 2019–2022.

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