mishmash

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Etymology[edit]

The exact origin somewhat unclear. Quite possibly from Old English, from a reduplication of mash. Cognates include Saterland Frisian Miskmask and German Mischmasch.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɪʃˌmæʃ/
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  • Rhymes: -æʃ

Noun[edit]

mishmash (plural mishmashes)

  1. A collection containing a variety of miscellaneous things.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:hodgepodge
    • 2013 September 10, Michiko Kakutani, “A Calamity Tailor-Made for Internet Conspiracy Theories”, in New York Times[1]:
      As for Mr. Pynchon’s conjuring of millennial New York, it’s a total mishmash.

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Verb[edit]

mishmash (third-person singular simple present mishmashes, present participle mishmashing, simple past and past participle mishmashed)

  1. (transitive) To mix together, especially in a confused way.
  2. (intransitive) To become mixed together.

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