American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A hodgepodge.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A cooked dish containing a medley of ingredients; specifically, in Scotland, a kind of thick broth made by boiling lamb, mutton, or beef with many kinds of vegetables.
- n. An indiscriminate mixture; a medley or jumble; a hodgepodge.
- n. Synonyms See mixture.
- n. a stew (or thick soup) made with meat and vegetables
- n. a motley assortment of things
- Middle English hochepoche, alteration of hochepot; see hotchpot. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Page 50 jumbling of two sorts of flesh together be a sin, how intolerable an offence must it be to make a Spanish olla, that is, a hotchpotch of every kind of thing that is eatable?”
The Westover Manuscripts: Containing the History of the Dividing Line Betwixt Virginia and North Carolina; A Journey to the Land of Eden, A. D. 1733; and A Progress to the Mines. Written from 1728 to 1736, and Now First Published
“Mr Blair listed a catalogue of things that would be different and he stressed how important it was that the Welsh Conservatives should not be allowed to lead a 'hotchpotch' coalition after the May election.”
“You prefer to be one of those down whose throats the hotchpotch which is being cooked will be crammed.”
“First they ate "hotchpotch," soup with the meat swimming in capital broth.”
“Replying to a student's question at the convocation ceremony of the International Islamic University here, Gilani said the prevalent system in Pakistan was a 'hotchpotch' of a system.”
“I was waiting to see if my school intended to renew my contract, and not concerned if they did not, for I really felt it necessary to swap my 'hotchpotch' Chinese speaking for something more erudite.”
“It was a curious hotchpotch and I was uncomfortable with a model I felt was not only unsustainable in the long term, but also unlikely to change attitudes or affect radical change.”
“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.”
“Instead there is a hotchpotch of projects administered by individual aid agencies.”
“The first few weeks at university are all about being thrown together with a hotchpotch of people, and this show, Fresh Meat, is good at getting that across.”
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A list of bejumble and minglement.
English words of Norman-French origin.
Inspired by the an old New York Times article and the Dictionary of Dying Danish Words list here on Wordie.
Have I made this list before? Has someone else collected these words together? I can't remember, so I'm just going to start storing some things here.
A place for me to keep words I found (or found anew) while reading Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series. (Culling my enormous "Learned (or Encountered) in Reading" list.)
Words and phrases from Jonathan Stroud's book, Ptolemy's Gate.
A medley of mixtures, mostly ones where the constituents are still distinct. I tagged kinds of stew.
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