Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who bungles; a clumsy, awkward workman; one who performs without skill.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A clumsy, awkward workman; one who bungles.
- n. someone who makes mistakes because of incompetence
“On Imrill Kand, he had been called bungler, a child bereft of common sense and shamefully slow to learn.”
“Bush is no longer in office ... what's O'bungler's exit plan ... got a clue?”
“According to my Websters, a tinker can also be a "bungler" and "to tinker" can mean "to fuss or putter aimlessly or uselessly", and these are the connotations I am referring to in this post, rather than the itinerants who I have nothing but the utmost respect for.”
“He was remembered mostly as a "bungler," (Amy Lowell's term) for his role in altering Dickinson's work.”
“Are you sure the author didn't misspell "bungler"?”
“For the ability to draw me into an unfamiliar world and make me care deeply about its people, for making a bland, socially inept bungler sympathetic and appealing, The Shipping News by Annie Proulx”
“She ditched the bungler she'd arrived with and walked to the Old Town with this new stranger.”
“Lop-Ear, struggling with the second puppy, scowled at me and intimated by a variety of sounds the different kinds of a fool and a bungler that I was.”
“Vito still harbored resentment toward that bungler.”
“The headline read: "Bob the bungler blew TWO chances to save couple held by pirates.”
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