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mishmash

[mish-mahsh, -mash] /ˈmɪʃˌmɑʃ, -ˌmæʃ/
noun
1.
a confused mess; hodgepodge; jumble.
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[mish-mosh] /ˈmɪʃˌmɒʃ/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English; gradational formation based on mash
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British Dictionary definitions for mishmosh's

mishmash

/ˈmɪʃˌmæʃ/
noun
1.
a confused collection or mixture; hotchpotch
Word Origin
C15: reduplication of mash
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Word Origin and History for mishmosh's

mishmash

n.

also mish-mash, mid-15c., mysse-masche, probably an imitative reduplication of mash (n.).

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