Definition of hotchpotch in English:

hotchpotch

Syllabification: hotch·potch
Pronunciation: /ˈhäCHˌpäCH
 
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noun

British
1 variant of hodgepodge.
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  • This ‘social software’ business seems to be one of those ill-understood hodgepodges that mean anything that the speakers variously want it to mean.
  • There is much literal and figurative heavy breathing - not least on the part of language sweatily straining to be poetic - but the play's world, instead of floating, collapses into hodgepodge.
  • Houston's sprawling hodgepodge of neighborhoods and commercial strips, its lack of a zoning code and its intermittent forays into planning are at once repulsive and fascinating to students of urban design.
2A mutton stew with mixed vegetables.
More example sentences
  • To call the Scottish legislative programme a hotchpotch is an insult to stews.
  • Lunenburg puddin’ and hodgepodge, the way we do it, you really can't find it anywhere else.

Origin

late Middle English: variant of hotchpot.

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