witches' brew

noun

: a potent or fearsome mixture
a witches' brew of untamed sex and brutalityHarrison Smith

Example Sentences

a witches' brew of hate and lies
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Word History

First Known Use

1868, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of witches' brew was in 1868

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“Witches' brew.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/witches%27%20brew. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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