verb (used with object)
Origin of botch1
Synonyms for botch
Origin of botch2
Related Words for botchbumble, err, miscalculate, flub, misjudge, mismanage, muff, fumble, mishandle, bungle, bobble, blow, mar, mess, wreck, ruin, boot, muddle, butcher, patch
Examples from the Web for botch
Contemporary Examples of botch
He'd botch it, as he's botched everything foreign-policy related in this campaign.Does Bibi Have the American People Hypnotized or Something?
September 17, 2012
Historical Examples of botch
Both of them have made a botch of their errand,” said he, “and are causing the bride to wait in vain!The Chinese Fairy Book
They've been running it for thousands of years—and look at the botch they've made of it!In a Little Town
Mr. Primefit, the Eton Stultz, is changed into Botch, the cobbler.The English Spy
Work that is not finished, is not work at all; it is merely a botch.How to Succeed
Orison Swett Marden
Are you not afraid that you might make a botch out of the whole job?
verb (tr often foll by up)
Word Origin for botch
late 14c., bocchen "to repair," later, "to spoil by unskillful work" (1520s); of unknown origin. Related: Botched; botching. As a noun from c.1600.