Main definitions of mingle-mangle in English

: mingle-mangle1mingle-mangle2

mingle-mangle1

(also mingle mangle)

Pronunciation /ˈmɪŋɡlˌmaŋɡl/

noun

  • A mixture, a mishmash; a confused medley of things, ideas, persons, etc.

adjective

rare
  • Made up of a mingle-mangle or hotchpotch; jumbled, muddled.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Hugh Latimer (c1485–1555), bishop of Worcester, preacher, and protestant martyr. Reduplication (with vowel variation) of mingle.

Main definitions of mingle-mangle in English

: mingle-mangle1mingle-mangle2

mingle-mangle2

Pronunciation /ˈmɪŋɡlˌmaŋɡl/

verb

  • with object To make a mingle-mangle or confused mixture of; to jumble, to muddle. Usually in pass.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Miles Coverdale (1488–1569), Bible translator and bishop of Exeter. From mingle-mangle; compare mingle, mangle.