Hótchpotch. n.s. [haché en poche, French; or hachee en pot, French, as Camden has it, as being boiled up in a pot; yet the former corruption is now generally used.] A mingled hash; a mixture.
Such patching maketh Littleton's hotchpot of our tongue, and, in effect, brings the same rather to a Babellish confusion than any one entire language. Camden's Remains.
A mixture of many disagreeing colours is ever unpleasant to the eye, and a mixture or hotchpotch of many tastes is unpleasant to the taste. Bacon's Natural History.
Nor limbs, nor bones, nor carcass would remain;
But a mash'd heap, a hotchpotch of the slain. Dryd. Juvenal.