also hodge podge, hodge-podge, early 15c., hogpoch, alteration of hotchpotch (late 14c.) "a kind of stew," especially "one made with goose, herbs, spices, wine, and other ingredients," earlier an Anglo-French legal term (late 13c.) meaning "collection of property in a common 'pot' before dividing it equally," from Old French hochepot "stew, soup," first element from hocher "to shake," from a Germanic source (such as Middle High German hotzen "shake").
1. The region became a hodgepodge of languages and dialects, some from the east, some from the south and some from other countries entirely.
2. This box is a hodgepodge of books, old toys and things.
这个箱子里,书 、 旧玩具及其他物品混杂在一起.
3. Fang Hung - chien wished he could have said, No wonder your honorable work is such a hodgepodge.
方鸿 渐 恨不能说: “怪不得阁下的大作也是那样斑驳陆离.
来自汉英文学 - 围城
4. In short, it's a bit of hodgepodge, full of stark contrasts.
简而言之, 有点儿像大杂烩, 反差强烈.
5. But this kind of exhibition is easyly to be made into hodgepodge.