hodgepodge

noun hodge·podge \ ˈhäj-ˌpäj \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of hodgepodge

:a heterogeneous mixture :jumble
  • a hodgepodge of styles

Examples of hodgepodge in a Sentence

  1. the exhibit was a hodgepodge of mediocre art, bad art, and really bad art

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Origin and Etymology of hodgepodge

alteration of hotchpotch


HODGEPODGE Defined for English Language Learners

hodgepodge

noun

Definition of hodgepodge for English Language Learners

  • : a mixture of different things


HODGEPODGE Defined for Kids

hodgepodge

noun hodge·podge \ ˈhäj-ˌpäj \

Definition of hodgepodge for Students

:a disorderly mixture

Law Dictionary

Hodge Podge

noun \ ˈhäj-ˌpäj \

legal Definition of Hodge Podge



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