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botch

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noun \ˈbäch\

Definition of botch

  1. :  an inflammatory sore



Origin of botch

Middle English boche, from Anglo-French, from Vulgar Latin *bottia boss


First Known Use: 14th century


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botch

verb

Simple Definition of botch

  • : to do (something) badly : to ruin (something) because of carelessness or a lack of skill

Full Definition of botch

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to foul up hopelessly —often used with up

  3. 2 :  to put together in a makeshift way

botch·er noun

Examples of botch

  1. The store botched the order—I received only half the books I paid for.

  2. They clearly botched the investigation.



Origin of botch

Middle English bocchen


First Known Use: 1530


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botch

noun

Definition of botch

  1. 1 :  something that is botched :  mess

  2. 2 :  patchwork, hodgepodge

botchy play \ˈbä-chē\ adjective


1605

First Known Use of botch

1605



BOTCH Defined for Kids

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botch

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verb \ˈbäch\

Definition of botch

botchedbotch·ing

  1. :  to do clumsily and unskillfully :  bungle <botch a job>




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botch

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noun

Definition of botch

  1. :  a badly done job <He made a botch of it.>




Medical Dictionary

botch

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noun \ˈbäch\

Medical Definition of botch

  1. :  an inflammatory sore





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