- 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.
- a kind of stew
- any jumbled mixture; mess; medley
Origin of hodgepodgeMiddle English hogpoch: see hotchpotch
Origin of hodgepodgeAlteration of Middle English hochepot, from Old French, stew; see hotchpot.
(countable and uncountable, plural hodgepodges)
From Old French hochepot, from hocher (“to shake”) + pot (“pot”)