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WordmeaningPastiche (pas-tiche) A noun which originated during the early 1700s in French from the Italian “pasticcio” which means a “medley,” “potpourri,” or “hodgepodge.” The meaning is an artistic, literary, or musical work based upon borrowed techniques, materials, or motifs from singular or multiple sources.

Ex. The memoir combined the brilliance of pastiche and the author’s starkly original style.