meaning of botch

botch meaning in General Dictionary

To mark with or just like botches

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  • a swelling on the epidermis a sizable ulcerous affection a boil an eruptive disease
  • make in pretty bad shape of, destroy or destroy
  • an uncomfortable mistake
  • A swelling from the epidermis; a big ulcerous affection; a boil; an eruptive disease.
  • a spot wear, or an integral part of a garment patched or mended in a clumsy way.
  • Work carried out in a bungling manner; a clumsy overall performance; au000du000a piece of content, or someplace in work, marred within the doing, or not properlyu000du000a finished; a bungle.
  • To mark with, or much like, botches.
  • to correct; to fix; esp. to patch in a clumsy or imperfect manner, as a garment; -- often with up.
  • to build unsuitably or unskillfully; to express oru000du000a perform in a bungling fashion; to ruin or mar, as by unskillful work.

botch meaning in Etymology Dictionary

belated 14c., bocchen "to correct," later on, "to ruin by unskillful work" (1520s); of unknown beginning. Related: Botched; botching. As a noun from c.1600.


botch meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) A swelling regarding epidermis; a large ulcerous affection; a boil; an eruptive infection.

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  • (n.) A patch apply, or a part of a garment patched or mended in a clumsy fashion.
  • (n.) Work done in a bungling fashion; a clumsy performance; some work, or a place in work, marred when you look at the performing, or perhaps not properly done; a bungle.
  • (n.) To mark with, or just like, botches.
  • (letter.) To repair; to fix; esp. to patch in a clumsy or imperfect manner, as a garment; -- occasionally with up.
  • (letter.) To build unsuitably or unskillfully; to express or do in a bungling fashion; to ruin or mar, as by unskillful work.