Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To confuse; jumble together.
  • noun A confused mixture; a medley.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb obsolete To mix in a disorderly way; to make a mess of.
  • noun obsolete A hotchpotch.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A collection containing a variety of miscellaneous things.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a motley assortment of things

Etymologies

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Examples

  • I hope you like today's shot, with its mingle-mangle of old stones and inconsistent patterns.

    pente - French Word-A-Day

  • I hope you like today's shot, with its mingle-mangle of old stones and inconsistent patterns.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • I hope you like today's shot, with its mingle-mangle of old stones and inconsistent patterns.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • I hope you like today's shot, with its mingle-mangle of old stones and inconsistent patterns.

    pente - French Word-A-Day

  • I hope you like today's shot, with its mingle-mangle of old stones and inconsistent patterns.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • The Tempest is, as it were, Shakespeare's affirmation, in answer to his critics, that his plays choose to be what John Lyly called a 'mingle-mangle', mixing clowns and kings, fairies and mortals, the divine and the human.

    Shakespeare

  • The mingle-mangle of scarcely connected incidents which did duty with Greene for a plot, the irrepressible by-play with which

    The Growth of English Drama

  • Why, a-God's name, was the old mass blotted out and this new mingle-mangle brought in, if it be all one?

    By What Authority?

  • There had been no half measures at Northampton, for the Puritans had a loathing of what they called a "mingle-mangle."

    By What Authority?

  • So that the _Essay_ is written with a stimulating mingle-mangle of attraction and reluctance, of advocacy and admission.

    Matthew Arnold

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