from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A mixture of dissimilar ingredients; a jumble.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A collection of miscellaneous things; a jumble.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A mixed mass; a medley. See hotchpot.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as hotchpotch.
- n. In law, a commixture of lands. See hotchpot, 2.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a motley assortment of things
- n. a theory or argument made up of miscellaneous or incongruous ideas
But doctors have chafed at being measured by what they describe as a hodgepodge of systems that lack any oversight and consistency -- and some health-care experts say they have a point.
As an advocate of single-payer, I can't say I am particularly fond of some of these controversial parts, although given the total mess of the current system, and the convincing projections of how much worse it will get if we do nothing, I'm prepared to accept that even this hodgepodge is significantly better than nothing.
I've always wanted to use the word hodgepodge in a title of a blog post.
Mercy Corps - Mercy Corps is described as hodgepodge of about 3700 professionals working to help millions in crisis around the world.
Mercy Corps is described as hodgepodge of about 3700 professionals working to help millions in crisis around the world.
The song is a lot like the group itself - a revealingly rag-tag hodgepodge of goodness, an infectious combination of emotions, a mixture of joyful sounds.
The Best Sandwiches in Toronto there's a new place called hodgepodge that has the best sandwich in the city.
Theophrastus, who knew his book, said that it seemed only half-finished, a kind of hodgepodge he attributed to the author's melancholy.
The New York Times this week described a current "hodgepodge" of efforts by the party and its allies to challenge McCain now before he gets traction.
So it is kind of hodgepodge, depending on who gets in contact with you.