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Definition of "hodgepodge" []

  • A mixture of dissimilar ingredients; a jumble. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hodgepodge" in a sentence
  • "But doctors have chafed at being measured by what they describe as a hodgepodge of systems that lack any oversight and consistency -- and some health-care experts say they have a point."
  • "As an advocate of single-payer, I can't say I am particularly fond of some of these controversial parts, although given the total mess of the current system, and the convincing projections of how much worse it will get if we do nothing, I'm prepared to accept that even this hodgepodge is significantly better than nothing."
  • "I've always wanted to use the word hodgepodge in a title of a blog post."