Simple Definition of bungle
: to make mistakes in doing (something) : to not do (something) well or successfully
Examples of bungle in a sentence
The government bungled badly in planning the campaign.
<bungled the job the first time she tried to do it>
Origin and Etymology of bungle
perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Icelandic banga to hammer
First Known Use: 1549
BUNGLE Defined for Kids
Definition of bungle for Students
: to act, do, make, or work badly <bungled the job>
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