Mishmash vs Mismatch - What's the difference?

mishmash | mismatch |


As nouns the difference between mishmash and mismatch

is that mishmash is a collection containing a variety of miscellaneous things while mismatch is something that does not match; something dissimilar, inappropriate or unsuitable.

As verbs the difference between mishmash and mismatch

is that mishmash is to mix together, especially in a confused way while mismatch is to match unsuitably; to fail to match.

mishmash

English

Alternative forms

* mish-mash * mishmosh

Noun

(es)
  • A collection containing a variety of miscellaneous things
  • Synonyms

    * farrago, hodgepodge, hotchpotch, melange, melting pot, mingle-mangle, oddments, odds and ends, omnium-gatherum, ragbag * See also

    Verb

    (es)
  • To mix together, especially in a confused way.
  • To become mixed together.
  • English reduplications

    mismatch

    English

    Etymology 1

    Verb

    (es)
  • To match unsuitably; to fail to match
  • Etymology 2

    Noun

    (es)
  • Something that does not match; something dissimilar, inappropriate or unsuitable.
  • *{{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=September 7 , author=Dominic Fifield , title=England start World Cup campaign with five-goal romp against Moldova , work=The Guardian citation , page= , passage=After all the trepidation born of Holland's toils home and away against these opponents in qualification for Euro 2012, and the pockmarked nature of the pitch, this was exposed as a mismatch from the opening exchanges. }}