Origin of hodgepodge
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And the valley hosts a hodgepodge of homegrown Syrian-American groups—some with close ties to the government in Damascus.
There has been radicalization on the left, as well: Pasok has jettisoned voters to a hodgepodge of communist parties.
He picked up the story from the “dayslot,” a hodgepodge of random topics disseminated by an editor.
The New Deal, of course, was a hodgepodge of programs and as such, some of them failed and were damaging to the economy.
Remember then, that all is recorded by God and conscience; and all this hodgepodge of vanity must be reviewed and answered for.A Christian Directory (Volume 1 of 4)|Richard Baxter
They were all talking together in a hodgepodge, some pointing this way, some that, for they had lost their way.Tales from Tennyson|Molly K. Bellew
Thornton, listening to this hodgepodge of technicalities, was dismayed and distrustful.The Man Who Rocked the Earth|Arthur Train
The Church was a hodgepodge of conflicting doctrines and ceremonial.Cornish Characters|S. Baring-Gould
It was filled with a hodgepodge of papers, books, old clothes and bundles of linen.L'Assommoir|Emile Zola
British Dictionary definitions for hodgepodge
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Word Origin for hodgepodge
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").