I. noun Etymology: Middle English boche, from Anglo-French, from Vulgar Latin *bottia boss Date: 14th century an inflammatory sore II. transitive verb Etymology: Middle English bocchen Date: 1530 1. to foul up hopelessly — often used with up 2. to put together in a makeshift way • botcher noun III. noun Date: 1605 1. something that is botched ; mess 2. patchwork, hodgepodgebotchy adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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