botch

1 [boch]
verb (used with object)
1.
to spoil by poor work; bungle (often followed by up ): He botched up the job thoroughly.
2.
to do or say in a bungling manner.
3.
to mend or patch in a clumsy manner.
noun
4.
a clumsy or poor piece of work; mess; bungle: He made a complete botch of his first attempt at baking.
5.
a clumsily added part or patch.
6.
a disorderly or confused combination; conglomeration.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English bocchen to patch up; perhaps to be identified with bocchen to swell up, bulge (verbal derivative of bocche botch2), though sense development unclear

botchedly [boch-id-lee] , adverb
botcher, noun
botchery, noun


1. ruin, mismanage; muff, butcher, flub.
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botch

2 [boch]
noun
1.
a swelling on the skin; a boil.
2.
an eruptive disease.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English bocche < Old French boche, dialectal variant of boce boss2

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botch (bɒtʃ)
 
vb (often foll by up)
1.  to spoil through clumsiness or ineptitude
2.  to repair badly or clumsily
 
n
3.  Also called: botch-up a badly done piece of work or repair (esp in the phrase make a botch of (something))
 
[C14: of unknown origin]
 
'botcher
 
n

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Word Origin & History

botch
late 14c., bocchen "to repair," later, "to spoil by unskillful work" (1520s); of unknown origin.
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Bible Dictionary

Botch definition


the name given in Deut. 28:27, 35 to one of the Egyptian plagues (Ex. 9:9). The word so translated is usually rendered "boil" (q.v.).

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Example sentences
Vance and the spectacular botch that his office has made of this case.
Botch a few of those decisions and you will come to know the true meaning of
  misery.
Governments that botched it were equally likely to botch the management of
  state-owned firms.
It begins when two inept robbers botch a heist at a tobacco store.
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