hodgepodge hodgepodge  /ˈhɑdʒ ˌpɑdʒ/


  1. (n) a motley assortment of things
  2. (n) a theory or argument made up of miscellaneous or incongruous ideas


  1. The result is a hodgepodge of conflicting rules and loopholes big enough to drive a milk truck through.
  2. It's a hodgepodge of designs.
  3. There is fascination and topical interest in Napoleon's hodgepodge.


  1. Approval sought for Kakaako garage above height limit

    A plan to create an eclectic retail complex by renovating a hodgepodge of old buildings on a block in Kakaako is expected to come into sharper focus during a public presentation and hearing before a state agency next week.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: Honolulu Star-Advertiser

  2. Editorial: Florida lawmakers should fix shortcomings in bill-making process

    When bills are attached to other bills — often late in the session and without proper vetting — the product may be a hodgepodge of issues that complicate the voting process for individual members.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: Indian River Press Journal


  1. Sen. Charles Schumer, DN.Y., said the president's package "leaves consumers in the dark and continues the hodgepodge of federal oversight."
    on Nov 6, 2007 By: Charles Schumer Source: Guardian Unlimited

  2. "Anyone who's looked at a cell phone bill knows it's a hodgepodge of fees and surcharges that supposedly cover regulatory or administrative costs," said Rockefeller. "The reality is, often these are nothing more than operating costs that the...
    on Sep 11, 2007 By: Jay Rockefeller Source: Conde Nast Portfolio

  3. "There'd be a lot of questions that would have to be answered about that," Daniels said. "Do you really want a hodgepodge of different systems in different counties?"
    on Jan 9, 2009 By: Mitch Daniels Source: Chicago Tribune

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