Definition of hodgepodge in US English:

hodgepodge

(British hotchpotch)

noun

North American
  • A confused mixture.

    ‘Rob's living room was a hodgepodge of modern furniture and antiques’
    mixture, mix, mixed bag, assortment, assemblage, collection, selection, jumble, ragbag, hotchpotch, miscellany, medley, patchwork, pot-pourri
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Origin

Late Middle English: alteration of hotchpotch by association with Hodge (a nickname for the given name Roger), an archaic British term used as a name for a typical agricultural worker.

Pronunciation

hodgepodge

/ˈhɑdʒˌpɑdʒ//ˈhäjˌpäj/