Origin of mishmashreduplicated, reduplication of mash (parallel with German mischmasch, Low German miskmask)
Origin of mishmashMiddle English misse-masche, probably reduplication of mash, soft mixture; see mash.
- A collection containing a variety of miscellaneous things
(third-person singular simple present mishmashes, present participle mishmashing, simple past and past participle mishmashed)
- To mix together, especially in a confused way.
- (intransitive) To become mixed together.
From Old English as reduplication of “mash"