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EtymologyEdit

From French hochepot, from hocher (to shake) + pot (pot); of Dutch or German origin. Compare Dutch hutspot.

NounEdit

hotchpotch (plural hotchpotches)

  1. Alternative form of hodgepodge (miscellaneous collection).
    • Francis Bacon
      A mixture or hotchpotch of many tastes.
  2. Alternative form of hodgepodge (mixture of ingredients).
  3. (civil law) The blending together of property so as to achieve equal division, especially in the case of divorce or intestacy.
    Synonym: collation
  4. (archaic) A kind of mutton broth with green peas instead of barley or rice.

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