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pastiche

[pa-steesh, pah-] /pæˈstiʃ, pɑ-/
noun
1.
a literary, musical, or artistic piece consisting wholly or chiefly of motifs or techniques borrowed from one or more sources.
2.
an incongruous combination of materials, forms, motifs, etc., taken from different sources; hodgepodge.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10; < French < Italian pasticcio pasticcio
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pastiche

/pæˈstiːʃ/
noun
1.
a work of art that mixes styles, materials, etc
2.
a work of art that imitates the style of another artist or period
Word Origin
C19: French pastiche, Italian pasticcio, literally: piecrust (hence, something blended), from Late Latin pastapaste1
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Word Origin and History for pastiches

pastiche

n.

"a medley made up of fragments from different works," 1878, from French pastiche (18c.), from Italian pasticcio "medley, pastry cake," from Vulgar Latin *pasticium "composed of paste," from Late Latin pasta "paste, pastry cake" (see pasta). Borrowed earlier (1752) in the Italian form.

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