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Date: 1300-1400
Origin: hotchpotch 'mixture' (14-21 centuries), from Old French hochepot, from hochier 'to shake' + pot 'pot'

hotchpotch

noun
     
hotch‧potch British English; hodgepodge American English [singular] informal
a number of things mixed up without sensible order or arrangement

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