botcher

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botcher (plural botchers)

  1. (obsolete) A person who mends things, especially such a cobbler or tailor
    • 1602, William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night:
      Two faults, madonna, that drink and good counsel will amend: for give the dry fool drink, then is the fool not dry; bid the dishonest man mend himself: if he mend, he is no longer dishonest; if he cannot, let the botcher mend him.
  2. A clumsy or incompetent worker; a bungler
  3. A young salmon; a grilse.

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