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Definition of the noun botch

What does botch mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: botches

  1. an embarrassing mistake

Alternative definition of the noun botch


  1. An action, job, or task that has been performed very badly.
  2. A ruined, defective, or clumsy piece of work; mess; bungle.
  3. A mistake that is very stupid or embarrassing.
  4. A messy, disorderly or confusing combination; conglomeration; hodgepodge.
  5. [obsolete] A tumour or other malignant swelling.
  6. A case or outbreak of boils or sores.

Definition of the verb botch

What does botch mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: botched | botching | botches

  1. make a mess of, destroy or ruin

Alternative definition of the verb botch


  1. [transitive] To perform (a task) in an unacceptable or incompetent manner; to make a mess of something; to ruin; to bungle; to spoil; to destroy.
  2. To do something without skill, without care, or clumsily.


Botch was an American metallic hardcore band that formed in 1993 in Tacoma, Washington. The band, featuring Brian Cook, Dave Knudson, Tim Latona and Dave Verellen, spent four years as a garage band and released several demos and EPs before signing to Hydra Head Records. Through the label, Botch released two studio albums: American Nervoso and We Are the Romans. The group toured extensively and internationally in support of their albums with liked-minded bands such as The Blood Brothers, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Ink & Dagger and Jesuit. Botch struggled to write a third studio album, and in 2002 the group broke up due to tensions among the band members and creative differences. Hydra Head posthumously released an EP of songs the group had been working on before they split titled An Anthology of Dead Ends, and a live album documenting their final show titled 061502 in 2006.

  • members:
  • genres: Mathcore, Hardcore punk, Metalcore
  • albums: "American Nervoso", "We Are the Romans", "An Anthology of Dead Ends", "The Unifying Themes of Sex, Death, and Religion", "061502", "Faction", "The John Birch Conspiracy Theory", "Ananda / Knut / Botch", "In These Black Days, Volume V", "The Edge of Quarrel", "Botch / nineironspitfire"


"Botch" is a musical single of Wimp Factor 14.

  • released in (24 years ago)


Botch: To botch in professional wrestling means to attempt a scripted move or spoken line that does not come out as it was originally planned due to a mistake, miscalculation, or a slip-up. Most botches are harmless, such as a wrestler simply flubbing a line or missing a cue, or falling before his or her opponent's move actually connects. At times, however, a poorly timed or executed move has resulted in serious injury or even death.

Phrases with Botch

  1. botch up
  2. Botch Job

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Botch

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Google previewGlossary of Supposed Americanisms (1859)

by Alfred Langdon Elwyn

A thing badly done is a botch, or such a business has been botched. In parts of Yorkshire, a botch means a cobbler. It is said to be derived from a Gothic word, meaning to mend. Bowling. We have nothing under this name. The game known as ...

Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

BOTCH, n. béch [It. bozza, a swelling: Dut. botse, a lump or boil; butse, a contusion—from botsen, to strike: Gael. boo, a blow, a pimple]: a ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Shakespeare Words (2011)

by BookCaps, BookCaps Study Guides Staff

Botch - (BOTCH) as a noun, it means a mistake or a flaw, and applied to a person it's a ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

* BOTCH, n.s. [1/czz.n, ...

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Scrabble value of B3O1T1C3H4

The value of this 5-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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