hodgepodge

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From Old French hochepot, from hocher (to shake) + pot (pot)

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hodgepodge (countable and uncountable, plural hodgepodges)

  1. A collection of miscellaneous things; a jumble.
    His latest sculpture is a hodgepodge of kitchen clutter and scrap glued together. In fact, all his recent pieces have been similar hodgepodges.
    • 1653, Izaak Walton, The Compleat Angler
      Man's life is but vain, for 'tis subject to pain, / And sorrow, and short as a bubble; / 'Tis a hodge-podge of business, and money, and care, / And care, and money, and trouble.

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