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HODGEPODGE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hodgepodge mean? 

HODGEPODGE (noun)
  The noun HODGEPODGE has 2 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: HODGEPODGE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HODGEPODGE (noun)


Sense 1hodgepodge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A motley assortment of things

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

omnium-gatherum; odds and ends; oddments; mishmash; mingle-mangle; melange; hotchpotch; hodgepodge; gallimaufry; farrago; ragbag

Hypernyms ("hodgepodge" is a kind of...):

assortment; miscellanea; miscellany; mixed bag; mixture; motley; potpourri; salmagundi; smorgasbord; variety (a collection containing a variety of sorts of things)


Sense 2hodgepodge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A theory or argument made up of miscellaneous or incongruous ideas

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

patchwork; hodgepodge; jumble

Hypernyms ("hodgepodge" is a kind of...):

theory (a belief that can guide behavior)


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