from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A collection or mixture of unrelated things; a hodgepodge.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A collection containing a variety of miscellaneous things
  • v. To mix together, especially in a confused way.
  • v. To become mixed together.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A hodgepodge or hotchpotch; a confused jumble.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A hotchpotch; a medley.

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

  • n. a motley assortment of things


Middle English misse-masche, probably reduplication of mash, soft mixture; see mash.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old English as reduplication of “mash” (Wiktionary)



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