• (British) IPA: /ˈhɒdʒˌpɒdʒ/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈhɑdʒˌpɑdʒ/


  1. A hotchpotch; a collection containing a variety of miscellaneous things.
    His latest sculpture is a hodgepodge of kitchen clutter and scrap glued together. In fact, all his recent pieces have been similar hodgepodges.
    • 1653, Izaak Walton, The Compleat Angler
      Man's life is but vain, for 'tis subject to pain, / And sorrow, and short as a bubble; / 'Tis a hodge-podge of business, and money, and care, / And care, and money, and trouble.
  2. A confused mass of ingredients shaken or mixed together in the same pot.
Synonyms Translations Verb

hodgepodge (hodgepodges, present participle hodgepodging; past and past participle hodgepodged)

  1. (ambitransitive) To move or position in an erratic, disorganised manner.

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