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hotchpotch

[hoch-poch] /ˈhɒtʃˌpɒtʃ/
noun
1.
a thick soup or stew of vegetables or meat, often thickened with barley.
2.
British, hodgepodge.
3.
Law. a hotchpot.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English hoche poche, rhyming variant of hotchpot
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Examples for hotchpotch
  • Participants then face a bewildering hotchpotch of additional fees, deductions, limits and restrictions to services.
  • She was dark and weird, sad and bawdy-a modern hotchpotch with some richly anachronistic ingredients.
British Dictionary definitions for hotchpotch

hotchpotch

/ˈhɒtʃˌpɒtʃ/
noun
1.
a jumbled mixture
2.
a thick soup or stew made from meat and vegetables
Word Origin
C15: a variant of hotchpot
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