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


Alteration of Middle English hochepot, from Old French, stew; see hotchpot.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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