mishmash

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mishmash a motley assortment of things
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Mishmash A hodgepodge or hotchpotch; a confused jumble.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mishmash A hotchpotch; a medley.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Mishmash mish′mash a hotch-potch, medley.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. G. mish-mash, fr. mischen, to mix

Usage

In literature:

Ironically, the Illyrians were an ethnic mishmash that inhabited all of the former Yugoslavia and parts of Greece (Epirus).
"After the Rain" by Sam Vaknin
I dislike grand opera as a miserable mishmash of styles, compromises, and arrant ugliness.
"Ivory Apes and Peacocks" by James Huneker
He spoke very politely in a mishmash of Servian and Italian.
"Through the Land of the Serb" by Mary Edith Durham
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In news:

In today's Impromptus, I have the usual mishmash — some gravity, some levity (allegedly), etc.
") and a Kanye contraction ("cray") over a zooming Seoul nightclub beat, for a Korean-English mishmash that scans like an international student's...
Starting up in 2004 as the solo project of lead guitarist and singer-song writer John McCauley, Deer Tick have transitioned from a mishmash of band mates into the mastery of what makes up the five-piece band today.
Thriller Rod Lott I get the feeling "The Adjustment Bureau" was created by an improv group soliciting a mishmash of ideas from its audience: It's a thriller.
Animated 'Rise of the Guardians' an attractive but chaotic mishmash .
Romney's world view a puzzling mishmash .
'The Raven' is a strange mishmash of history and action.
'Into the Woods' presents fairytale mishmash without happily ever after ending.
Movie Review The Skin I Live In: Mishmash tale powerfully odd.
An Inexpensive and Deadly Mishmash of Ingredients.
Subway, pondering MAX mishmash .
'Saving Hope' TV review: an otherworldly mishmash.
A mishmash of rules in cities around the lake create confusion for people who want to bowfish.
Animated 'Rise of the Guardians' an attractive but chaotic mishmash.
Their show promises to be a mishmash of classic and modern, solemn and upbeat.
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