pastiche |paˈstēSH | päˈstēSH 


  • Artistic work in a style that imitates that of another work, artist, or period: the operetta is a pastiche of 18th-century styles | the songs amount to much more than blatant pastiche.
  • An artistic work consisting of a medley of pieces taken from various sources.


  • Imitate the style of (an artist or work): Gauguin took himself to a Pacific island and pastiched the primitive art he found there.

ORIGIN late 19th century: from French, from Italian pasticcio, based on late Latin pasta paste.

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