Botcher



to spoil by poor work; bungle (often followed by up):
He botched up the job thoroughly.
to do or say in a bungling manner.
to mend or patch in a clumsy manner.
a clumsy or poor piece of work; mess; bungle:
He made a complete botch of his first attempt at baking.
a clumsily added part or patch.
a disorderly or confused combination; conglomeration.
Historical Examples

The Way of the World William Congreve
Mr. Crewe’s Career, Complete Winston Churchill
The Catholic World, Vol. X, October 1869 Various
Mr. Crewe’s Career, Complete Winston Churchill
Mr. Crewe’s Career, Complete Winston Churchill
Mr. Crewe’s Career, Complete Winston Churchill
History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. I. (of XXI.) Thomas Carlyle
Mr. Crewe’s Career, Complete Winston Churchill
Mr. Crewe’s Career, Complete Winston Churchill
Mr. Crewe’s Career, Complete Winston Churchill

verb (transitive) often foll by up
to spoil through clumsiness or ineptitude
to repair badly or clumsily
noun
Also called botch-up. a badly done piece of work or repair (esp in the phrase make a botch of (something))
v.

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