botch-up

noun
\ ˈbäch-ˌəp How to pronounce botch-up (audio) \
plural botch-ups

Definition of botch-up

informal : an error or problem caused by ineptitude, carelessness, or mismanagement : foul-up Casper's first days in the Peace Corps are filled with bureaucratic botch-ups.— Michael Mewshaw

First Known Use of botch-up

1926, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About botch-up

Time Traveler for botch-up

Time Traveler

The first known use of botch-up was in 1926

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near botch-up

botch

botched

botchery

botch-up

botchwork

bote

botete

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for botch-up

Cite this Entry

“Botch-up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/botch-up. Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!