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  • n. A person who mends things, especially such a cobbler or tailor
  • n. A clumsy or incompetent worker; a bungler
  • n. A young salmon; a grilse.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who mends or patches, esp. a tailor or cobbler.
  • n. A clumsy or careless workman; a bungler.
  • n. A young salmon; a grilse.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A mender; a repairer or patcher; specifically, a tailor who does repairing.
  • n. One who botches; a clumsy, bungling workman; a bungler.
  • n. The grilse: a local English name in the Severn valley.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who makes mistakes because of incompetence

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  • "When you speak best unto the purpose, it is not worth the wagging of your beards; and your beards deserve not so honourable a grave as to stuff a botcher's cushion or to be entombed in an ass's pack-saddle."
    - William Shakespeare, 'The Tragedy of Coriolanus'.

    August 28, 2009

  • Tailor or cobbler who mends and repairs.

    July 9, 2008