Blunder definition

blŭndər
To make a mistake in; botch.

Would-be thieves blundering a break-in.

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To make a foolish or stupid mistake.
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To utter (something) stupidly or thoughtlessly.
verb
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A foolish or stupid mistake.
noun
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To move clumsily or carelessly; flounder; stumble.
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To do clumsily or poorly; bungle.
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Blunder means to say or do something in a careless or stupid way.

An example of blunder is someone tripping over their own foot.

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The definition of a blunder is a foolish mistake.

An example of blunder is someone referring to a man's wife as his daughter.

noun
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(intransitive) To make a clumsy or stupid mistake.

To blunder in preparing a medical prescription.

verb
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(intransitive) To move blindly or clumsily.
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To cause to make a mistake.
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To do or treat in a blundering manner; to confuse.
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A mistake typically caused by ignorance or carelessness.
noun
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To make a mistake.
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To move clumsily or haltingly.
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noun
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To say stupidly, clumsily, or confusedly; blurt.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
blunder
Plural:
blunders

Origin of blunder

  • From Middle English blunderen to go blindly perhaps from Old Swedish blundra have one's eyes closed from Old Norse blunda

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old Norse blunda (“to shut the eyes”). Cognates include Danish blunde (“to blink”).

    From Wiktionary