- The definition of hodgepodge is a jumbled mixture.
An example of hodgepodge is if you have a collection of different buttons.
A pot of hodgepodge stew.Licensed from iStockPhoto
- a kind of stew
- any jumbled mixture; mess; medley
Origin: Middle English hogpoch: see hotchpotch
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Origin: Alteration of Middle English hochepot, from Old French, stew; see hotchpot.