hotch·​potch | \ ˈhäch-ˌpäch How to pronounce hotchpotch (audio) \

Definition of hotchpotch

1a : a thick soup or stew of vegetables, potatoes, and usually meat
2 : hotchpot

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Examples of hotchpotch in a Sentence

Sunday supper was a hotchpotch of leftovers.
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First Known Use of hotchpotch

1567, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for hotchpotch

Middle English hochepot, from Anglo-French, from hocher to shake + pot pot

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The first known use of hotchpotch was in 1567

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“Hotchpotch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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