- a confused mess; hodgepodge; jumble.
Origin of mishmash
Related Wordspatchwork, jumble, salmagundi, hash, combination, mess, collection, mixture, medley, miscellany, goulash, potpourri, olio
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.).