from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A hodgepodge.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A hodgepodge; a collection containing a variety of miscellaneous things.

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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)



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