- a literary, musical, or artistic piece consisting wholly or chiefly of motifs or techniques borrowed from one or more sources.
- an incongruous combination of materials, forms, motifs, etc., taken from different sources; hodgepodge.
- a work of art that mixes styles, materials, etc
- a work of art that imitates the style of another artist or period
n.“a medley made up of fragments from different works,” 1878, from French pastiche (18c.), from Italian pasticcio “medley, pastry cake,” from Vulgar Latin *pasticium “composed of paste,” from Late Latin pasta “paste, pastry cake” (see pasta). Borrowed earlier (1752) in the Italian form.