mishmash

noun

mish·​mash ˈmish-ˌmash How to pronounce mishmash (audio)
-ˌmäsh

Examples of mishmash in a Sentence

the painting was just a mishmash of colors and abstract shapes as far as we could tell
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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Mishmash.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mishmash. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

mishmash

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