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A hodgepodge.

[Middle English hochepoche, alteration of hochepot; see hotchpot.]


(ˈhɒtʃˌpɒtʃ) or


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, Hodgepodge

 a 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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hotchpotch - a motley assortment of thingshotchpotch - a motley assortment of things  
assortment, miscellanea, miscellany, mixed bag, motley, potpourri, salmagundi, smorgasbord, variety, mixture - a collection containing a variety of sorts of things; "a great assortment of cars was on display"; "he had a variety of disorders"; "a veritable smorgasbord of religions"
2.hotchpotch - a stew (or thick soup) made with meat and vegetables
stew - food prepared by stewing especially meat or fish with vegetables


[ˈhɒtʃpɒtʃ] N (Brit) → mezcolanza f


n (Brit) → Durcheinander nt, → Mischmasch m


[ˈhɒtʃˌpɒtʃ] n (Brit) → pot-pourri m
References in classic literature ?
Personally, he was an intellectual moralist, and more offending to him than platitudinous pomposity was the morality of those about him, which was a curious hotchpotch of the economic, the metaphysical, the sentimental, and the imitative.
Many a poisonous hotchpotch hath evolved in our cellars: many an indescribable thing hath there been done.
It's a place that's hardly been touched by the hands of time, with stunning architecture set around a hotchpotch of ancient cobblestone streets and inviting canals.
Of course, the fixture list is now completely different to 30 years ago, but the champion jockey must still be the individual who rides the most winners overall during either the turf season, or during the all-weather season, or during a calendar year, not the hotchpotch that is proposed.
It is reassuring that Labour will focus on real issues which involve the lives of ordinary people, not the hotchpotch of gimmicks and favours for the rich that the Tories have trotted out.
CIRCUS Geeks present Beta Testing, a hotchpotch remix of juggling subculture and influences such as TED talks, The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy and a fear of the haddock.
29 November & 6 December 2015 4 days NOW from PS343 With stunning architecture set around a hotchpotch of ancient cobbled streets and canals, Bruges is a magical location for a Christmas market - one which offers an excellent choice of festive gifts and activities - as you will discover on this escorted holiday by rail.
His three-and-half years in charge at Ibrox has been a hotchpotch of two lower-league title successes, a succession of cup shockers, sandwiched between a host of lower-league humblings.
The hotchpotch of modern buildings which once surrounded it have largely been demolished.
Russia is one of the staunchest allies of Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad and has helped prop up his regime during three years of fighting against a hotchpotch of rebel groups, including the ISIL.
Griffiths (below) said: "It's not clear what the TMO says, who says it, when the referee's allowed to ask, when the TMO's allowed to ask, it just looks like a hotchpotch.
A jarring hotchpotch of syrupy sentiment, fortune cookie philosophy ("Kindness is magic") and crude slapstick, Derek's only plus point was the realisation Gervais hadn't created his slow-witted character to poke fun at the mentally impaired after all.