mishmosh

mishmash

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


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

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

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mishmash
mid-15c., mysse-masche, probably an imitative reduplication of mash (1).
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