Would-be thieves blundering a break-in.
An example of blunder is someone tripping over their own foot.
An example of blunder is someone referring to a man's wife as his daughter.
To blunder in preparing a medical prescription.
Other Word Forms
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”).