Etymology
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hodgepodge (n.)

also hodge podge, hodge-podge, early 15c., hogpoch, alteration of hotchpotch (late 14c.) "a kind of stew," especially "one made with goose, herbs, spices, wine, and other ingredients," earlier an Anglo-French legal term meaning "collection of property in a common 'pot' before dividing it equally" (late 13c.), from Old French hochepot "stew, soup." First element from hocher "to shake," from a Germanic source (such as Middle High German hotzen "shake").

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Definitions of hodgepodge

hodgepodge (n.)
a motley assortment of things;
Synonyms: odds and ends / oddments / melange / farrago / ragbag / mishmash / mingle-mangle / hotchpotch / gallimaufry / omnium-gatherum
hodgepodge (n.)
a theory or argument made up of miscellaneous or incongruous ideas;
Synonyms: patchwork / jumble
From wordnet.princeton.edu