noun[in singular] North American
- A confused mixture: Rob’s living room was a hodgepodge of modern furniture and antiquesMore 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.