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[Middle English hochepoche, alteration of hochepot; see hotchpot.]
1. a jumbled mixture
2. (Cookery) a thick soup or stew made from meat and vegetables
[C15: a variant of hotchpot]
1. a thick soup or stew of vegetables or meat, often thickened with barley.
[1350–1400; Middle English hoche poche, rhyming variant of hotchpot]
Hotchpotch, Hodgepodgea confused mixture.
Examples: hotchpotch of errors, 1728; of garlic and cheese, 1591; of ideas; of many meats, 1530; of all sorts of men, 1652; of many nations, 1652; of true religion and popery, 1888; of songs, 1835; of tastes; of words, 1386.
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|Noun||1.||hotchpotch - a motley assortment of things |
farrago, gallimaufry, hodgepodge, melange, mingle-mangle, mishmash, oddments, odds and ends, omnium-gatherum, ragbag
|2.||hotchpotch - a stew (or thick soup) made with meat and vegetables|
stew - food prepared by stewing especially meat or fish with vegetables