- a heterogeneous mixture; jumble.
Origin of hodgepodge
Synonyms for hodgepodgeSee more synonyms for on Thesaurus.com
Related Words for hodgepodgepatchwork, jumble, mishmash, salmagundi, hash, combination, collection, medley, miscellany, goulash, potpourri, olio
Examples from the Web for hodgepodge
Contemporary Examples of 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
Historical Examples of hodgepodge
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 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").