mishmash

[ mish-mahsh, -mash ]
/ ˈmɪʃˌmɑʃ, -ˌmæʃ /

noun

a confused mess; hodgepodge; jumble.

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Origin of mishmash

1425–75; late Middle English; gradational formation based on mash1
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mishmash
/ (ˈmɪʃˌmæʃ) /

noun

a confused collection or mixture; hotchpotch

Word Origin for mishmash

C15: reduplication of mash
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