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 Hod’eken (3 syl.)Hodge-podge (2 syl.). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Hodge.
 
A generic name for a farm-labourer or peasant. (Said to be an abbreviated form of Roger, as Hob is of Rob or Robin.)   1
        “Promises held out in order to gain the votes of the agricultural labourers; promises given simply to obtain the vote of ‘Hodge,’ who will soon find out that his vote was all that was wanted.”—Newspaper paragraph, Dec., 1885.
 


 Hod’eken (3 syl.)Hodge-podge (2 syl.). 

 
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