Definition of hotchpotch noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈhɒtʃpɒtʃ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɑːtʃpɑːtʃ//
(especially British English) (usually North American English hodgepodge) [singular] (informal)
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a number of things mixed together without any particular order or reason a hotchpotch of ideas More Like This Reduplicative words airy-fairy, argy-bargy, chit-chat, criss-cross, dilly-dally, harum-scarum, helter-skelter, higgledy-piggledy, hocus-pocus, hoity-toity, hotchpotch, hurly-burly, itty-bitty, mumbo jumbo, mishmash, nitty-gritty, ping-pong, pitter-patter, shilly-shally, teeny-weeny, tittle-tattle, touchy-feely, wishy-washySee worksheet. Word Originlate Middle English: variant of hotchpot from Anglo-Norman French and Old French hochepot, from hocher ‘to shake’ (probably of Low German origin) + pot ‘pot’.