1. Hotchpotch is an alteration (for the sake of the rhyme) of an earlier hotchpot.
2. This was borrowed from an Old French compound made up of hocher 'shake' and pot 'pot'.
3. So originally the word meant literally 'shake the pot' – presumably to blend an assortment of ingredients.
- hotchpotch:  Hotchpotch is an alteration (for the sake of the rhyme) of an earlier hotchpot. This was borrowed from an Old French compound made up of hocher ‘shake’ (perhaps from Frankish hottisōn) and pot ‘pot’. So originally the word meant literally ‘shake the pot’ – presumably to blend an assortment of ingredients, although it is not certain that the allusion was in the first instance culinary. (Old French hocher, incidentally, may well have been the source of the Scottish verb hotch ‘shake, fidget’ .)
- 1. Garton pensively stirred the hotchpotch of his hair.
- 2. His essay was a hotchpotch of other people's ideas.
- 3. They are all a hotchpotch of outstandingness and of virtue and vice, of nobility and baseness.
- 她们皆是伟大与渺小,善良与邪恶, 高尚与低俗的混合体.
- 4. This suggests that a carbon tax would be more efficient than the current hotchpotch of policies.
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