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A collection or mixture of unrelated things; a hodgepodge.
[Middle English misse-masche, probably reduplication of mash, soft mixture; see mash.]
a confused collection or mixture; hotchpotch
[C15: reduplication of mash]
a confused mess.
[1425–75; gradational formation based on mash]
Mishmasha confused mixture, c. 1450; a mingle or hotch-potch; “a low word”—Johnson, 1755. See also jumble, medley.
Examples: mishmash of conceits and practices, 1676; of superannuated customs, 1876; of vile and wretched persons, 1600; of worshipping, 1860.
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|Noun||1.||mishmash - a motley assortment of things |
farrago, gallimaufry, hodgepodge, hotchpotch, melange, mingle-mangle, oddments, odds and ends, omnium-gatherum, ragbag