hotchpotch

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From French hochepot, from hocher (to shake) + pot (pot); of Dutch or German origin. Compare Dutch hutspot.

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hotchpotch (plural hotchpotches)

  1. A hodgepodge; a collection containing a variety of miscellaneous things.
    • Francis Bacon
      A mixture or hotchpotch of many tastes.
  2. (civil law) The blending together of property so as to achieve equal division, especially in the case of divorce or intestacy
    Synonym: collation
  3. A confused mass of ingredients shaken or mixed together in the same pot.
  4. (archaic) A kind of mutton broth with green peas instead of barley or rice.

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