noun Etymology: alteration of hotchpotch Date: 15th century a heterogeneous mixture ; jumble <
a hodgepodge of styles

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  • hodgepodge — [[t]hɒ̱ʤpɒʤ[/t]] also hodge podge N SING: usu with supp, oft N of n A hodgepodge is an untidy mixture of different types of things. [mainly AM, INFORMAL] ...a hodgepodge of maps, small tools, and notebooks. Syn: jumble (in BRIT, usually use hotch …   English dictionary

  • hodgepodge — noun /ˈhɒdʒˌpɒdʒ,ˈhɑdʒˌpɑdʒ/ 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. Syn: farrago, hotchpotch …   Wiktionary

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  • hodgepodge — /hoj poj /, n. a heterogeneous mixture; jumble. [1615 25; var. of HOTCHPOTCH] Syn. conglomeration, miscellany, muddle, mess. * * * …   Universalium

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