[mish-mahsh, -mash]
a confused mess; hodgepodge; jumble.
Also, mishmosh [mish-mosh] .

1425–75; late Middle English; gradational formation based on mash

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mishmash (ˈmɪʃˌmæʃ)
a confused collection or mixture; hotchpotch
[C15: reduplication of mash]

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Word Origin & History

mid-15c., mysse-masche, probably an imitative reduplication of mash (1).
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Example sentences
Cutting and pasting also produces a mishmash of styles and teaching approaches,
  creating confusion.
That's why the current reform plans rely instead on a mishmash of regulations,
  national exchanges, and subsidies.
But demos of both operating systems suggest that users could face a confusing
  mishmash of design ideas and interaction methods.
Household rubbish presents special problems, since it is an unpredictable
  mishmash of all sorts of stuff.
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