Etymology
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patchwork (n.)

1690s, "work composed of ill-sorted parts clumsily put together;" 1720s (though perhaps the older sense) "work composed of pieces of various colors or figures sewed together;" from patch (n.1) + work (n.). As an adjective, "made up of odds and ends," from 1713.

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Definitions of patchwork

patchwork (n.)
a theory or argument made up of miscellaneous or incongruous ideas;
Synonyms: hodgepodge / jumble
patchwork (n.)
a quilt made by sewing patches of different materials together;
Synonyms: patchwork quilt
patchwork (n.)
sewing consisting of pieces of different materials sewn together in a pattern;
From wordnet.princeton.edu

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