hodge·​podge | \ ˈhäj-ˌpäj How to pronounce hodgepodge (audio) \

Definition of hodgepodge

: a heterogeneous mixture : jumble a hodgepodge of styles

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Examples of hodgepodge in a Sentence

the exhibit was a hodgepodge of mediocre art, bad art, and really bad art
Recent Examples on the Web Financial regulation around cryptocurrencies and digital assets is a hodgepodge globally, with some countries welcoming the upstart industry and others seeking to ban it. Margot Patrick, WSJ, 10 Sep. 2021 Areege Hammad, who lives in the Little Arabia neighborhood of Cleveland, said the hodgepodge nature of the state’s current political maps have created confusion for her and her neighbors. Cameron Fields, cleveland, 23 Aug. 2021 The preceding two-plus hours of this 145-minute slog — Tommy’s threadbare hodgepodge of bad impressions, gratuitous filmmaking, and even worse depictions of mental health — isn’t even a shadow of the real natural woman. Robert Daniels, Vulture, 13 Aug. 2021 In May, when the Taliban were breaching the outskirts of the southern city of Lashkar Gah, a hodgepodge group of border force soldiers were holding the line. New York Times, 13 Aug. 2021 The new rules will replace a hodgepodge of restrictions that had barred non-citizens who had been in Europe, much of Asia and certain other countries in the prior 14 days from entering the U.S. BostonGlobe.com, 20 Sep. 2021 In its place was a hodgepodge of other nations, led by tiny Qatar, along with relief groups, veterans associations and private companies. New York Times, 19 Sep. 2021 Now, there’s a hodgepodge of 20 Stars players from which the Kraken can choose. Matthew Defranks, Dallas News, 18 July 2021 As Cheney is about to be forced out of the House Republican leadership for her war with Trump over his role in the January 6 attack, a hodgepodge of Republicans like Gray are vying to take her out back home in her primary next year. Alex Rogers, CNN, 6 May 2021

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First Known Use of hodgepodge

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hodgepodge

alteration of hotchpotch

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7 Oct 2021

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“Hodgepodge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hodgepodge. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of hodgepodge

: a mixture of different things


hodge·​podge | \ ˈhäj-ˌpäj How to pronounce hodgepodge (audio) \

Kids Definition of hodgepodge

: a disorderly mixture

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