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View synonyms for mishmash

mishmash

[ mish-mahsh, -mash ]

noun

  1. a confused mess; hodgepodge; jumble.


mishmash

/ ˈmɪʃˌmæʃ /

noun

  1. a confused collection or mixture; hotchpotch


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Word History and Origins

Origin of mishmash1

1425–75; late Middle English; gradational formation based on mash 1
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Word History and Origins

Origin of mishmash1

C15: reduplication of mash
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Example Sentences

She writes very beautiful, very eerie novels, often built out of a mishmash of references that come together to create a fragmented portrait of a mind.

From Vox

Few manufacturers can use plastic with a random mishmash of properties to make something new.

These new products are still made from a mishmash of plant proteins, but they look, smell, cook, and taste like the real deal.

Wanda gains telephathy, telekenesis and a mishmash of other abilities.

From Time

Tuesday Morning stores, they say, tend to be unorganized and overwhelming, with a mishmash of less-than-exciting inventory.

“A lot of the critical details in the plot were a mishmash of ideas that made no sense,” astronomer Phil Plait wrote at Slate.

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 much-bruited report is always a statistical mishmash, full of seasonal adjustment and subject to revision.

As a result, insider trading has been loosely defined through a mishmash of confusing verdicts and precedents.

Her blog, Atlas Shrugs, is a mishmash of her inane views on a wide range of social and political issues.

I dislike grand opera as a miserable mishmash of styles, compromises, and arrant ugliness.

He spoke very politely in a mishmash of Servian and Italian.

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