Definition of hodgepodge in English:


Syllabification: hodge·podge
Pronunciation: /ˈhäjˌpäj
(British hotchpotch)


[in singular] North American
A confused mixture: Rob’s living room was a hodgepodge of modern furniture and antiques
More example sentences
  • By combining a hodgepodge of miscellaneous claims with no apparent context, the author has created a scary image of impending doom.
  • After three years of political stalemate, the governing party and the opposition - a hodgepodge of small political parties, business leaders and student groups - are finally sitting down at the negotiating table.
  • The locally based Cancer Research Society, one of a hodgepodge of Canadian anti-cancer groups, receives no government cash and raises $11-million a year to figure out how to beat the disease.


late Middle English: alteration of hotchpotch by association with Hodge (a nickname for the given name Roger), an archaic British term used as a name for a typical agricultural worker.

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