- a heterogeneous mixture; jumble.
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Examples from the Web for hodgepodge
And the valley hosts a hodgepodge of homegrown Syrian-American groups—some with close ties to the government in Damascus.Welcome to Assadville, USA
November 11, 2014
There has been radicalization on the left, as well: Pasok has jettisoned voters to a hodgepodge of communist parties.Greece’s Election Supernova
April 26, 2012
He picked up the story from the “dayslot,” a hodgepodge of random topics disseminated by an editor.The Truth Behind 'The Social Network'
Rebecca Davis O'Brien
September 8, 2010
The New Deal, of course, was a hodgepodge of programs and as such, some of them failed and were damaging to the economy.Was the New Deal a Bust?
March 30, 2009
The Church was a hodgepodge of conflicting doctrines and ceremonial.Cornish Characters
"Look at this, madam, look at this hodgepodge," moaned the women.Six Women and the Invasion
It was filled with a hodgepodge of papers, books, old clothes and bundles of linen.L'Assommoir
When fully operational, it will replace a hodgepodge of disaster programs that suffered from numerous shortcomings.
Superstition is the interpretation of their religion, their political views are a hodgepodge of unconnected ideas.Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States
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- a jumbled mixture
- a thick soup or stew made from meat and vegetables
Word Origin and History for hodgepodge
also hodge podge, hodge-podge, early 15c., hogpoch, alteration of hotchpotch (late 14c.) "a kind of stew," especially "one made with goose, herbs, spices, wine, and other ingredients," earlier an Anglo-French legal term (late 13c.) meaning "collection of property in a common 'pot' before dividing it equally," from Old French hochepot "stew, soup," first element from hocher "to shake," from a Germanic source (cf. Middle High German hotzen "shake").