mishmash definition by Webster's New World
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a hodgepodge; jumble
Origin: reduplicated, reduplication of mash (parallel with German mischmasch, Low German miskmask)
mishmash definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A collection or mixture of unrelated things; a hodgepodge.
Origin: Middle English misse-masche, probably reduplication of mash, soft mixture; see mash.