mish·mash | \ˈmish-ˌmash, -ˌmäsh\

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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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Summer League can be a difficult environment for bigs to produce in general, given the mishmash nature of rosters that skew young. Jeremy Woo, SI.com, "Rookie Report Cards: The Most Noteworthy Summer League Showings," 11 July 2018 In Swiss uniforms, while celebrating with the Albanian eagle, the two players embody immigrant identity and self-expression — with all its hybridity, historical references and mishmash of allegiances. Ani Kokobobo, Washington Post, "For Albanians, it’s not just an eagle. Here’s the deeper story those World Cup fines.," 2 July 2018 Remember that guy who tried hauling a unwieldy, uncovered mishmash of chairs, tables, and file cabinets in his pickup truck down Interstate 91? Alana Levene, BostonGlobe.com, "Man tries hauling uncovered cargo mass in truck for second time in a week," 26 June 2018 Here, though, visitors can devour a delicious mishmash of foods and fusions from all over Mexico and the world. David Farley, New York Times, "Grazing an Entire Country at a Mexico City Market," 9 June 2018 Twenty-one months ago, the Vegas Golden Knights were little but a mishmash of scouts and analysts, directors and advisors, assembled over Labor Day weekend to begin the biggest challenge of their careers. Alex Prewitt, SI.com, "From Misfits to Magic, the Vegas Golden Knights Accomplish an Impossible Story," 8 June 2018 The New Frontier analysis doesn't count a mishmash of city, county or cultivation taxes. Jonathan Bach, ajc, "Pot taxes across US shore up school budgets, drug-prevention efforts," 26 Apr. 2018 Gut-busting, artery-clogging mishmashes of bacon and deep-fryer oil are once again on the California State Fair's menu in 2018, and some options really take the funnel cake. Benjy Egel, sacbee, "Chew on this: These are the 20 wildest foods for sale at this year’s State Fair," 12 July 2018 Its theology was a mishmash of thoughts from a variety of Eastern and Western religions, including Tantric Buddhism, Hinduism and Christianity, peppered with some of Nostradamus' prophecies. NBC News, "Founder of doomsday cult behind deadly 1995 Tokyo subway gas attack executed in Japan," 6 July 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of mishmash

: a confused mixture of things

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