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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An audio recording that is a composite of samples from other recordings, usually from different musical styles.

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  • Ah, of course.

    March 24, 2010

  • They were steam-driven Interwebs back then.

    March 24, 2010

  • Wow. I didn't know they had the Interwebs that long ago.

    March 24, 2010

  • Here's another early use as a noun:

    "One from 647 feet is a mash-up of soft, grey, shaly rock enclosing fragments of hard slate or argillite."
    --W. Whitaker and A. J. Jukes-Browne, 1894, Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London 50: 492

    March 19, 2010

  • This post traces its etymology to 1859, according to the OED: http://dltj.org/article/mash-up/

    March 18, 2010

  • See also mashup.

    March 27, 2009

  • "A new breed of Web-based applications created by hackers and programmers (typically on a volunteer basis) to mix at least two different services from disparate, and even competing, Web sites. A mash-up, for example, could overlay traffic data from one source on the Internet over maps from Yahoo, Microsoft, Google or any content provider. The term mash-up comes from the hip-hop music practice of mixing two or more songs." --Webopedia

    March 27, 2009