mishmash

noun
mish·​mash | \ ˈmish-ˌmash How to pronounce mishmash (audio) , -ˌmäsh \

Definition of mishmash

Examples of mishmash in a Sentence

the painting was just a mishmash of colors and abstract shapes as far as we could tell
Recent Examples on the Web On a recent Tuesday, the vaccination team headed out with a small Styrofoam cooler of their mishmash of vaccines to the village of Kathantha Yimbo, about a 40 minute drive on a rough dirt track. New York Times, 15 Mar. 2022 The outfit immediately caused a commotion, not only for its mishmash of Renaissance and streetwear but also because of that vintage Chanel coat with Gripoix buttons. Olivia Hosken, Town & Country, 1 Feb. 2022 The accounts’ addresses are just a mishmash of letters and numbers. Washington Post, 4 Apr. 2022 Severance, Apple TV+'s new satire/dark comedy/thriller/mystery series, is nothing short of the hybrid, genre-bending mishmash of a film buff's dreams. Evan Romano, Men's Health, 7 Apr. 2022 Instead of the juggernaut college basketball was promised, the ACC now looks more like a mishmash of fading powers and underachievers, traditional programs in transition and others that desperately need a jolt of energy. Dan Wolken, USA TODAY, 13 Mar. 2022 As the latest coronavirus surge fades, health officials are keeping watch on a new mishmash of the Delta and Omicron variants. Los Angeles Times, 11 Mar. 2022 The biotech had raised around $60 million since its founding in 2014 from a mishmash of high net-worth individuals and other companies, many of them in the Middle East. Jonathan Wosen, STAT, 5 Mar. 2022 With eight players in health and safety protocols and four additional players on the injury report, the Pistons are relying on a mishmash of NBA and G League players to get through the season. Omari Sankofa Ii, Detroit Free Press, 29 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of mishmash

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mishmash

Middle English & Yiddish; Middle English mysse masche, perhaps reduplication of mash mash; Yiddish mish-mash, perhaps reduplication of mishn to mix

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The first known use of mishmash was in the 15th century

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24 May 2022

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“Mishmash.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mishmash. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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