botch


1botch

noun \ˈbäch\

Definition of BOTCH

:  an inflammatory sore

Origin of BOTCH

Middle English boche, from Anglo-French, from Vulgar Latin *bottia boss
First Known Use: 14th century

2botch

verb

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

Full Definition of BOTCH

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

3botch

noun

Definition of BOTCH

1
:  something that is botched :  mess
2
botchy \ˈbä-chē\ adjective

First Known Use of BOTCH

1605

botch

noun \ˈbäch\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BOTCH

: an inflammatory sore

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