Origin of miscellaneous
Examples from the Web for miscellaneous
Some say “miscellaneous China 2003” and others “miscellaneous conferences.”
The park was also filled with its usual assortment of tourists, street preachers and miscellaneous weirdos.D.C. Protesters Battle Over Obama’s Syria Response|Ben Jacobs|August 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The two walked in together with a gaggle of security and miscellaneous entourage.
After publishing several books on theological and miscellaneous subjects, he distinguished himself as a novelist.
I am reprinting my miscellaneous poems, collected into three volumes.
I had no more part in her cosmos than in that of any woman whose photograph I might have admired in a miscellaneous collection.The Portal of Dreams|Charles Neville Buck
The company is numerous, and, as you will see by the list, miscellaneous.Life Of Johnson, Volume 4 (of 6)|Boswell
The remainder of this chapter is devoted to miscellaneous remarks upon the true and apparent genders of the English language.A Handbook of the English Language|Robert Gordon Latham
British Dictionary definitions for miscellaneous
Word Origin for miscellaneous
Word Origin and History for miscellaneous
1630s, from Latin miscellaneus "mixed, miscellaneous," from miscellus "mixed," from miscere "to mix" (see mix (v.)). Related: Miscellaneously.