hodgepodge

[hoj-poj]
noun
a heterogeneous mixture; jumble.

Origin:
1615–25; variant of hotchpotch


conglomeration, miscellany, muddle, mess.
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hodgepodge (ˈhɒdʒˌpɒdʒ)
 
n
1.  a jumbled mixture
2.  a thick soup or stew made from meat and vegetables
 
[C15: variant of hotchpot]

hotchpotch or esp (US and Canadian) hodgepodge (ˈhɒtʃˌpɒtʃ)
 
n
1.  a jumbled mixture
2.  a thick soup or stew made from meat and vegetables
 
[C15: a variant of hotchpot]
 
hodgepodge or esp (US and Canadian) hodgepodge
 
n
 
[C15: a variant of hotchpot]

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hodgepodge
1426 (hogpoch), alteration of hotchpotch (late 14c.), from a legal term in Anglo-Fr. (attested from 1292) for collecting of property in a common pot before dividing it, from O.Fr. hochepot "stew, soup," first element from hocher "to shake," from a Gmc. source (cf. M.H.G. hotzen "shake").
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Example sentences
At times, the resulting hodgepodge can be disconcerting.
It is an example of how, struggling to get out of this hodgepodge of a book,
  there are some sensible ideas.
The situation is further confused, experts say, because regulatory standards
  are a hodgepodge.
For the last few years film audiences have had to endure a hodgepodge of
  villainous countries without a uniform nationality.
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