Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A hotchpotch; a medley.

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

  • noun A hodgepodge or hotchpotch; a confused jumble.

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

  • noun A collection containing a variety of miscellaneous things
  • verb transitive To mix together, especially in a confused way.
  • verb intransitive To become mixed together.

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

  • noun a motley assortment of things

Etymologies

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

[Middle English misse-masche, probably reduplication of mash, soft mixture; see mash.]

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From Old English as reduplication of “mash

Examples

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  • Spidgespudge?

    April 16, 2008