hotch-potch

  • 41 higgledy-piggledy — confusedly, hurriedly, 1590s, a vocal gesture [OED] probably formed from PIG (Cf. pig) and the animal s suggestions of mess and disorder. Reduplications in the h /p pattern are common (e.g. hanky panky, hocus pocus, hinch(y) pinch(y), an obsolete …

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  • 42 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 …

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  • 43 hotchpotch — see hotch potch …

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  • 44 mishmash — [[t]mɪ̱ʃmæʃ[/t]] also mish mash N SING: usu a N of n (disapproval) If you say that something is a mishmash, you are criticizing it because it is a confused mixture of different types of things. The letter was a mish mash of ill fitting proposals… …

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  • 45 farrago — n. Medley, mixture, jumble, hodgepodge, hotch potch, salmagundi, olio, gallimaufry, olla podrida …

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  • 46 gallimaufry — n. 1. Olio, ragout, hash. 2. Medley, farrago, jumble, miscellany, salmagundi, olio, hotch potch, hodge podge, confused mixture …

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  • 47 hodge-podge — n. Medley, farrago, jumble, mixture, miscellany, salmagundi, hotch potch, gallimaufry, olio, olla podrida …

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  • 48 medley — n. Mixture, miscellany, jumble, farrago, hotch potch, hodge podge, salmagundi, gallimaufry, mish mash, pot pourri, olio, mélange, confused mass …

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  • 49 mélange — n. [Fr.] Mixture, medley, farrago, jumble, hodge podge, hotch potch, salmagundi, olio, mingle mangle, pot pourri, gallimaufry, mish mash, olla podrida …

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  • 50 miscellany — n. Mixture, medley, diversity, variety, olio, farrago, salmagundi, hodge podge, hotch potch, mish mash, jumble, gallimaufry, miscellaneous collection, mélange …

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  • 51 mish-mash — n. Mixture, medley, miscellany, hotch potch, mingle, mélange …

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  • 52 mixture — n. 1. Union, association, admixture, intermixture. 2. Compound, medley, olio, farrago, salmagundi, hotch potch, gallimaufry, hodge podge, olla podrida. 3. Miscellany, variety, diversity …

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  • 53 olio — n. 1. Stew, ragoût. 2. Medley, mixture, jumble, farrago, hodge podge, hotch potch, salmagundi, gallimaufry. 3. (Mus.) Miscellany, mixed collection …

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  • 54 salmagundi — n. Medley, olio, miscellany, mixture, farrago, jumble, hodge podge, hotch potch, mish mash, gallimaufry, pot pourri, mélange …

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  • 55 compound — I. v. a. 1. Mix, mingle, intermix, intermingle, blend, combine, unite, amalgamate, (either physically or mentally). 2. Compromise, settle, adjust, compose. 3. Commute, pay with an abatement, pay by substitution. 4. Connive at, bargain with. II. v …

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  • 56 jumble — I. v. a. Mix confusedly, throw together in disorder, confuse, mix up, huddle. II. n. Disorder, confusion, hodge podge, hotch potch, gallimaufry, olio, olla podrida, confused mass, disorderly mixture …

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  • 57 mess — I. n. 1. Dish. 2. Set (who eat together), company. 3. Medley, mixture, miscellany, mass, farrago, hotch potch, hodge podge, jumble, salmagundi, mish mash, olio, confused mass, mélange. 4. Muddle, predicament, plight, confusion, perplexity, pickle …

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  • 58 hotchpotch — /ˈhɒtʃpɒtʃ / (say hochpoch) noun 1. a heterogeneous mixture; a jumble: *The ordinary conversation that we heard in the bush was a hotch potch of the dialects of half the British counties. –c.e.w. bean, 1910. 2. Law → hotchpot. 3. a thick soup or… …

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  • 59 gallimaufry —   n. hash of liver and other organs; hotch potch …

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  • 60 olio —   n. miscellany; hotch potch; rich Spanish stew …

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