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Princeton's WordNet

  1. botch, bodge, bumble, fumble, botch up, muff, blow, flub, screw up, ball up, spoil, muck up, bungle, fluff, bollix, bollix up, bollocks, bollocks up, bobble, mishandle, louse up, foul up, mess up, fuck upverb

    make a mess of, destroy or ruin

    "I botched the dinner and we had to eat out"; "the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement"


  1. Bodgenoun

    A nickname for the country of Cambodia

  2. Etymology: From Cambodge, by shortening

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Bodgeverb

    To boggle; to stop; to fail.

    Etymology: a word in William Shakespeare, which is perhaps corrupted from boggle.

    With this we charg’d again; but out! alas,
    We bodg’d again; as I have seen a swan,
    With bootless labour, swim against the tide. William Shakespeare, H. VI.


  1. bodge

    Bodging (full name Chair-Bodgering) is a traditional woodturning craft, using green (unseasoned) wood to make chair legs and other cylindrical parts of chairs. The work was done close to where a tree was felled. The itinerant craftsman who made the chair legs was known as a bodger or chair-bodger.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bodgenoun

    a botch; a patch

  2. Bodgeverb

    to botch; to mend clumsily; to patch

  3. Bodgeverb

    see Budge

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bodge

    boj, v.i. to make bad work, to fail.—n. Bodg′er, a botcher, a pedlar. [A form of Botch.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. bodge

    [Commonwealth hackish] Syn. kludge or hack (sense 1). “I'll bodge this in now and fix it later”.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. BODGE

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Bodge is ranked #67519 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Bodge surname appeared 292 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Bodge.

    97.6% or 285 total occurrences were White.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bodge in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bodge in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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