Botch meaning

bŏch
Botch is defined as to make errors or do something in a clumsy, sloppy manner.

When you make careless errors in a home improvement project because you aren't paying attention, this is an example of a time when you botch the job.

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The definition of a botch is a sloppy, poorly done job.

A messy, sloppy and poorly done project is an example of a botch.

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To repair or mend clumsily or ineptly.
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A ruined or defective piece of work.
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A hodgepodge.
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To repair or patch clumsily.
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To spoil by poor work or poor performance; bungle.
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A badly patched place or part.
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A bungled or unskillful piece of work.
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A boil, sore, or ulcer.
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To perform (a task) in an unacceptable or incompetent manner; to make a mess of something; to ruin; to bungle; to spoil; to destroy.

A botched haircut seems to take forever to grow out.

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To do something without skill, without care, or clumsily.
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An action, job, or task that has been performed very badly.
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A patch put on, or a part of a garment patched or mended in a clumsy manner.
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A ruined, defective, or clumsy piece of work; mess; bungle.
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A mistake that is very stupid or embarrassing.
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A messy, disorderly or confusing combination; conglomeration; hodgepodge.
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A case or outbreak of boils or sores.
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To perform poorly or ruin through clumsiness or ineptitude.

Botch a tennis shot; botch a rebellion.

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Origin of botch

  • Middle English bocchen to mend
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Anglo-Norman boche, from Late Latin bocia (“boss”).
    From Wiktionary
  • Middle English bocchen (“to mend”), of uncertain origin.
    From Wiktionary