- a confused mess; hodgepodge; jumble.
Origin of mishmash
Examples from the Web for mishmash
“A lot of the critical details in the plot were a mishmash of ideas that made no sense,” astronomer Phil Plait wrote at Slate.Meet Kip Thorne, the Man Who Crafted the Artful Science of ‘Interstellar’
November 14, 2014
I tried to repair the damage as best I could, but in the end the book was a mishmash of competing ideas with no clear narrative.The "Reality-Based Community" Exacts Its Revenge
November 26, 2012
As a result, insider trading has been loosely defined through a mishmash of confusing verdicts and precedents.Wall Street's Courtoom Showdown
March 7, 2011
Her blog, Atlas Shrugs, is a mishmash of her inane views on a wide range of social and political issues.The Charlatans Have Taken Over 9/11
September 9, 2010
But this mishmash of possibilities does illustrate the quandary facing wives-to-be in certain social circles.Will Chelsea Change Her Name?
Samuel P. Jacobs
July 27, 2010
He spoke very politely in a mishmash of Servian and Italian.Through the Land of the Serb
Mary Edith Durham
- a confused collection or mixture; hotchpotch
Word Origin and History for mishmash
also mish-mash, mid-15c., mysse-masche, probably an imitative reduplication of mash (n.).