blunder

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English blunder, blonder(disturbance, strife), from the verb blundren, blondren, which itself is partly from Middle English blondren, a frequentative form of blonden, blanden ("to mix; mix up"; see blend); and partly from blundren, a frequentative form of blunden(to stagger; stumble), from Old Norse blunda(to shut the eyes; doze). Cognates include Norwegian blunda(to shut the eyes; doze), Swedish dialectal blundra(to act blindly or rashly), Danish blunde(to blink) or blunde(to take a nap).

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Noun[edit]

blunder ‎(plural blunders)

  1. A clumsy or embarrassing mistake.

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Verb[edit]

blunder ‎(third-person singular simple present blunders, present participle blundering, simple past and past participle blundered)

  1. (intransitive) To make a clumsy or stupid mistake.
    to blunder in preparing a medical prescription
  2. (intransitive) To move blindly or clumsily.
    • Goldsmith
      I was never distinguished for address, and have often even blundered in making my bow.
    • Dryden
      blunders on, and staggers every pace
  3. (transitive) To cause to make a mistake.
    • Ditton
      To blunder an adversary.
  4. (transitive) To do or treat in a blundering manner; to confuse.
    • Stillingfleet
      He blunders and confounds all these together.

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English blunder, from Middle English blonder, blundur(disturbance, strife), from Old Norse blunda(to shut the eyes). Related to blind.

Noun[edit]

blunder m ‎(plural blunders, diminutive blundertje n)

  1. blunder

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Verb[edit]

blunder

  1. first-person singular present indicative of blunderen
  2. imperative of blunderen

Swedish[edit]

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Noun[edit]

blunder c

  1. blunder; clumsy mistake

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