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Webster 1913 Edition


Botcher

Botch′er

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Noun.
1.
One who mends or patches, esp. a tailor or cobbler.
Shak.
2.
A clumsy or careless workman; a bungler.
3.
(Zool.)
A young salmon; a grilse.

Webster 1828 Edition


Botcher

BOTCH'ER

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Noun.
A clumsy workman at mending of old clothes, whether a tailor or cobbler.

Definition 2022


botcher

botcher

English

Noun

botcher (plural botchers)

  1. (obsolete) A person who mends things, especially such a cobbler or tailor.
    • 1602, William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night:
      Two faults, madonna, that drink and good counsel will amend: for give the dry fool drink, then is the fool not dry; bid the dishonest man mend himself: if he mend, he is no longer dishonest; if he cannot, let the botcher mend him.
  2. A clumsy or incompetent worker; a bungler.
    • 1874, The Quarterly Review (volume 137, page 388)
      Dilettanteism presupposes art as botchwork does handicraft; and the Dilettante holds the same relation to the artist that the botcher does to the craftsman.
  3. A young salmon; a grilse.

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