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Mishmash

a confused mixture, c. 1450; a mingle or hotch-potch; a low wordJohnson, 1755. See also jumble, medley.

Examples: mishmash of conceits and practices, 1676; of superannuated customs, 1876; of vile and wretched persons, 1600; of worshipping, 1860.

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