mish-mash

mish-mash

A jumbled, disorganized mixture of several various things. The "stew" he served was just a bizarre mish-mash of stuff he had left over in his fridge. The story is a mish-mash of inconsistent themes and plotlines that never go anywhere.

mash

in. to neck and pet. (Collegiate.) Who are those two mashing in the corner?

mish-mash

and mish-mosh (ˈmɪʃmæʃ and ˈmɪʃmɑʃ)
n. a mixture; a disorderly conglomeration. There’s no theme or focus. It’s just a mish-mash.
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An inspired mish-mash of motorik rhythms, electronic flourishes and woozy Madchesterstyle euphoria, a typical Afghan Sand Gang track can segue seamlessly from krautrock to big citylife beat to psychedelic-infused shoegaze.
Yet it would seem that one by one what we voted for is being eroded into a mushy mish-mash of patched-up comprises and a Brexit that will betray the trust of the British people and make a mockery of the whole democratic process.
FURTHER to the letter from M Stafford (Western Mail, October 26),not only did the gospel choir and Alexander Armstrong seem to have encroached on the Songs of Praise programme in tribute to Aberfan, the programme as a whole seemed a hurriedly put-together mish-mash.
The programme is a frothy mish-mash of inane chat, children's quizzes and the occasional less than incisive interview.
The story is a mish-mash of Cinderella and Romeo and Juliet.
IS there any point in me voting for a particular political party to rule Great Britain when the political set-up is a great mish-mash of devolved government, which has divided Great Britain, Westminster Government, the EU and more and more layers of complicated bureaucracy sending costs through the roof.
I'm a mish-mash of everything I'm a Muslim, I'm British, I'm Bangladeshi, I'm a woman, a mother, a wife.
The singer's mish-mash look of oversized lilac coat and flower power boots makes for an altogether pur-poor get-up.
I have already cancelled some of my old favorites because they have become a mish-mash of overlapping articles, ads and pictures.
THIS week, my recipe is, in all honesty, a bit of a mish-mash.
This mish-mash of colour, shapes and prints, isn't going to be winning any prizes for style.
The debut European release from husband and wife Todd Mayhew and Sivan Agam - a mish-mash of tracks from their first two Aussie albums - is a pleasant introduction to their acoustic delights.
So what's in that book can only be a mish-mash of what he's seen in other books and ideas gained from other people.
MN - (e-mail address supplied) A mish-mash of half-baked ideas Dear Sir, Gulf Times The letter "Importance of brain education" (, November 19) is just a string many high-sounding words which absolutely do not convey anything.
Hard clarity is required from Labour, not mish-mash.