mix-up

[ miks-uhp ]
/ ˈmɪksˌʌp /

noun

a confused state of things; muddle; tangle.
a fight.

Origin of mix-up

First recorded in 1835–45; noun use of verb phrase mix up

Definition for mixup (2 of 2)

Origin of mix

1470–80; back formation from mixt mixed

SYNONYMS FOR mix

1, 9 commingle, jumble, unite, amalgamate, fuse. Mix, blend, combine, mingle concern the bringing of two or more things into more or less intimate association. Mix is the general word for such association: to mix fruit juices. Blend implies such a harmonious joining of two or more types of colors, feelings, etc., that the new product formed displays some of the qualities of each: to blend fragrances or whiskeys. Combine implies such a close or intimate union that distinction between the parts is lost: to combine forces. Mingle usually suggests retained identity of the parts: to mingle voices.
9 coalesce.
14 concoction; formula.

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British Dictionary definitions for mixup (1 of 2)

mix
/ (mɪks) /

verb

noun

See also mix-up

Derived forms of mix

mixable, adjectivemixability, noun

Word Origin for mix

C15: back formation from mixt mixed, via Old French from Latin mixtus, from miscēre to mix

British Dictionary definitions for mixup (2 of 2)

mix-up

noun

a confused condition or situation
informal a fight

verb mix up (tr, adverb)

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