how to pronounce botch


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botch is pronounced in one syllable

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meanings of botch


  1. A case or outbreak of boils or sores.
  2. A tumour or other malignant swelling.
  3. A patch put on, or a part of a garment patched or mended in a clumsy manner.
  4. A mistake that is very stupid or embarrassing.
  5. One who makes a mess of something; a bungler.
  6. A messy, disorderly or confusing combination; conglomeration; hodgepodge.
  7. An action, job, or task that has been performed very badly; a ruined, defective, or clumsy piece of work.


  1. To do something without skill, without care, or clumsily.
  2. To perform (a task) in an unacceptable or incompetent manner; to make a mess of something.
  3. To repair or mend clumsily.

botch frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word botch occurs in english on average 0.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics botch can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that botch can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

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