from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A botching, or that which is botched; clumsy or bungling work or workmanship.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A botching, or that which is done by botching; clumsy or careless workmanship.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An act of botching.
  • noun Something botched; clumsy or careless workmanship.


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

botch +‎ -ery


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  • It is a pity that with that botchery (chapuceria), that ridiculous attitude which is incompatible with the dignity of the position, Mr. Kennedy sounded that sour note and dropped a stain on an action which was motivated by a lofty humanitarian spirit.


  • This is botchery and sometimes butchery, not reviewing.

    Definitions: Essays in Contemporary Criticism Henry Seidel Canby 1919

  • "Childe Harold" or "Don Juan," despite Swinburne's accusation of botchery, they would see that he really had very little time to be wicked.

    Without Prejudice Israel Zangwill 1895

  • They want shabbily compensated, compulsory labor as a means of delaying a reckoning for imperial botchery.

    Stop Me Before I Vote Again 2010

  • It appeared then and it seems more the case now that Menon was covering up for the Sharm-el-Sheikh botchery of the PM, who shared his views on engaging with Pakistan on Kashmir.

    IntelliBriefs 2010

  • I don't remember ever having lived in a punk house in Portland ... but then again, de-botchery sometimes gets the better of my brain.

    Progressive U - The new media voice for students 2009

  • The cutthroat competitive botchery of the someprofits are giving the real non-profits a bad name and are impeding the less-than-profits from doing the real grassroots mobilization.

    CounterPunch 2009

  • People need to know the real version, in all its majestic whore botchery.

    Latest entries from 2010


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