Hodgepodge meaning

hŏjpŏj
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A kind of stew.
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The definition of hodgepodge is a jumbled mixture.

An example of hodgepodge is if you have a collection of different buttons.

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A mixture of dissimilar ingredients; a jumble.
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Any jumbled mixture; mess.
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A collection of miscellaneous things; a jumble.

His latest sculpture is a hodgepodge of kitchen clutter and scrap glued together. In fact, all his recent pieces have been similar hodgepodges.

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Origin of hodgepodge

  • Alteration of Middle English hochepot from Old French stew hotchpot

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French hochepot, from hocher (“to shake”) + pot (“pot”)

    From Wiktionary