Definitions for blunderˈblʌn dər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

blun•der*ˈblʌn dər(n.)

  1. a gross, stupid, or careless mistake.

  2. (v.i.)to move or act clumsily, stupidly, or seemingly without guidance:

    We blundered into the wrong room.

  3. to make a mistake, esp. through carelessness, stupidity, or confusion.

  4. (v.t.)to bungle; botch.

  5. to utter thoughtlessly; blurt out.

* Syn: See mistake.

Origin of blunder:

1350–1400; ME blunderen, blondren < ON blunda shut one's eyes, nap; cf. Norw dial. blundra


Princeton's WordNet

  1. blunder, blooper, bloomer, bungle, pratfall, foul-up, fuckup, flub, botch, boner, boo-boo(verb)

    an embarrassing mistake

  2. drop the ball, sin, blunder, boob, goof(verb)

    commit a faux pas or a fault or make a serious mistake

    "I blundered during the job interview"

  3. fumble, blunder(verb)

    make one's way clumsily or blindly

    "He fumbled towards the door"

  4. blurt out, blurt, blunder out, blunder, ejaculate(verb)

    utter impulsively

    "He blurted out the secret"; "He blundered his stupid ideas"


  1. blunder(Noun)

    A clumsy or embarrassing mistake.

  2. blunder(Verb)

    To make a stupid mistake.

  3. blunder(Verb)

    To move blindly or clumsily.

  4. Origin: blunda. Cognates include Danish blunde.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Blunder(verb)

    to make a gross error or mistake; as, to blunder in writing or preparing a medical prescription

  2. Blunder(verb)

    to move in an awkward, clumsy manner; to flounder and stumble

  3. Blunder(verb)

    to cause to blunder

  4. Blunder(verb)

    to do or treat in a blundering manner; to confuse

  5. Blunder(noun)

    confusion; disturbance

  6. Blunder(noun)

    a gross error or mistake, resulting from carelessness, stupidity, or culpable ignorance

Anagrams of blunder

  1. bundler

Translations for blunder

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to stumble (about or into something)

He blundered into the door.

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