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.’