mingle-mangle

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mingle-mangle a motley assortment of things
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Mingle-mangle A hotchpotch.
    • v. t Mingle-mangle To mix in a disorderly way; to make a mess of.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • mingle-mangle To confuse; jumble together.
    • n mingle-mangle A confused mixture; a medley.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Mingle-mangle a medley, jumble
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Reduplicated fr. mingle,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Freq. of ming.

Usage

In literature:

Again he was scourged, until his flesh, mangled and torn, and thick mingled with the clotted blood, rolled from his back.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 3 of 4" by American Anti-Slavery Society
Again he was scourged, until his flesh, mangled and torn, and thick mingled with the clotted blood, rolled from his back.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus" by American Anti-Slavery Society
Why, a-God's name, was the old mass blotted out and this new mingle-mangle brought in, if it be all one?
"By What Authority?" by Robert Hugh Benson
Piles of mangled and gory dead lie so mingled that gray and blue are undistinguished.
"Four Years in Rebel Capitals" by T. C. DeLeon
A very mingle-mangle of madness!
"With Drake on the Spanish Main" by Herbert Strang
Holland, the "mingle mangle of religions" in, 164.
"The Beginners of a Nation" by Edward Eggleston
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