Definition of Bodge

1. Verb. Make a mess of, destroy or ruin. "The pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement"




Definition of Bodge

1. n. A botch; a patch.

2. v. t. To botch; to mend clumsily; to patch.

3. v. i. See Budge.

Definition of Bodge

1. Proper noun. A nickname for the country of Cambodia ¹

2. Verb. (British) To do a clumsy or inelegant job, usually as a temporary repair; patch up; repair, mend ¹

3. Noun. A clumsy or inelegant job, usually a temporary repair; a patch, a repair ¹

4. Noun. (historical) The water in which a smithy would quench items heated in a forge. ¹

5. Noun. (rare) A sleeping area within a large bush (i.e. boxwood) in front of a Lodge or Fraternity House. ¹

6. Noun. (context: South East England) A four wheeled handcart used for transporting goods. Also a home made go-cart. ¹

7. Adjective. (slang Northern Ireland) insane or off the rails ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bodge

1. to botch [v BODGED, BODGING, BODGES] - See also: botch

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bodge

bodarks
bodder
boddhisattva
boddhisattvas
boddhisatva
boddle
boddles
bode
boded
bodeful
bodega
bodegas
bodement
bodements
bodes
bodge (current term)
bodge job
bodged
bodger
bodgers
bodges
bodgie
bodgier
bodgies
bodgiest
bodging
bodhi
bodhi tree
bodhi trees
bodhicitta

Literary usage of Bodge

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1. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1901)
"To the last bodge of outs, and bottle of bay. BODKIN. A small dagger. New Inn, i, 5. With a bare bodkin. Паш., iii, 1. Wbt-ii lie himself might his quietus ..."

2. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register by Henry Fritz-Gilbert Waters (1894)
"George M. bodge, AM, of Leominster, Mass. BOOK NOTICES. [THE Editor requests persons sending bocks for notice to state, for the information of readers, ..."

3. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood (1859)
"To bodge. To make bad work, to fail. With this we charged again; but out alas! We bodged again as I have seen a swan, With bootless labour swim against the ..."

4. Vital Records of Marblehead, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 by Joseph Warren Chapman (1904)
"Anna, and James B. bodge of Barrington, NH, Oct. 6, 1823. Jacob, and Rebecca Phillips, June 12, 1831.* Joshua J. [Jones c. R. i. ..."

5. Good Old Dorchester: A Narrative History of the Town, 1630-1893 by William Dana Orcutt (1891)
"George M. bodge was ordained September 26, 1878, and resigned October 31, 1884; and the Rev. WI Lawrance was installed October 1, 1885, resigned in 1891. ..."

6. Proceedings of the Fitchburg Historical Society and Papers Relating to the by Fitchburg Historical Society (1895)
"M. bodge, OF LEOMINSTER. I have not attempted to prepare a formal paper upon the subject of this occasion, but trust to the Old Bible itself to be its own ..."

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