hodgepodge

[ hoj-poj ]
/ ˈhɒdʒˌpɒdʒ /

noun

a heterogeneous mixture; jumble.

Origin of hodgepodge

First recorded in 1615–25; variant of hotchpotch
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hodgepodge

/ (ˈhɒdʒˌpɒdʒ) /

noun US and Canadian

a jumbled mixture
a thick soup or stew made from meat and vegetables
Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): hotchpotch

Word Origin for hodgepodge

C15: variant of hotchpot
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