botch tr.v. botched, botch·ing, botch·es. To ruin through clumsiness. To make or perform clumsily; bungle. To repair or mend clumsily. n. A ruined or defective piece of work: "I have made a miserable botch of this description" (Nathaniel Hawthorne). A hodgepodge. From the Middle English bocchen, to mend."Of course I'm sorry about a botched joke. You think I love botched jokes? I mean, you know, it's pretty stupid." -- Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass.
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