mishmash

[mish-mahsh, -mash]

noun

a confused mess; hodgepodge; jumble.

Nearby words

  1. mishear,
  2. mishegaas,
  3. mishima,
  4. mishima, yukio,
  5. mishit,
  6. mishmi,
  7. mishna,
  8. mishnah,
  9. mishnaic,
  10. mishnaic hebrew

Also mish·mosh [mish-mosh] /ˈmɪʃˌmɒʃ/.

Origin of mishmash

1425–75; late Middle English; gradational formation based on mash1

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British Dictionary definitions for mishmash

mishmash

noun

a confused collection or mixture; hotchpotch

Word Origin for mishmash

C15: reduplication of mash

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Word Origin and History for mishmash

mishmash

n.

also mish-mash, mid-15c., mysse-masche, probably an imitative reduplication of mash (n.).

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