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hotchpotch

[hoch-poch]
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noun
  1. a thick soup or stew of vegetables or meat, often thickened with barley.
  2. British. hodgepodge.
  3. Law. a hotchpot.

Origin of hotchpotch

1350–1400; Middle English hoche poche, rhyming variant of hotchpot
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Examples from the Web for hotchpotch

Historical Examples

  • Their religion is a hotchpotch of Shamanism, Mahommedanism and Christianity.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 1

    Various

  • First they ate "hotchpotch," soup with the meat swimming in capital broth.

  • The nature of the hotchpotch will be understood from a recital of some of its contents, in their chronological order.

  • The intellectual basis had been lulled to sleep by that hotchpotch of convention and largeness that we call the Victorian Era.


British Dictionary definitions for hotchpotch

hotchpotch

esp US and Canadian hodgepodge

noun
  1. a jumbled mixture
  2. a thick soup or stew made from meat and vegetables

Word Origin

C15: a variant of hotchpot
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