Bodge

1. do something incorrectly but so as to make it appear right; to do something or make something in a sloppy manner: "I bodged together a few examples";
2. ruin; wreck: "Now you've really bodged it";
3. (in the 1950s and 60s) a young man belonging to an anti-social subculture (known as bodgies and widgies) that rejected the morality and general world-view of the time. Bodgies were especially noted for violent behaviour, free sexuality and being influenced by American fashions. They characteristically had long hair, wore drape style, waistless jackets, and rode motorcycles.

Dictionary of Australian slang . 2013.

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  • bodge — [bɔdʒ US ba:dʒ] n also bodge up [singular] spoken a mistake or something that is not as good as it should be →↑botch ▪ The builders have made a complete bodge of the kitchen. >bodge v [T] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bodge — UK [bɒdʒ] / US [bɑdʒ] or bodge up UK / US verb [transitive] Word forms bodge : present tense I/you/we/they bodge he/she/it bodges present participle bodging past tense bodged past participle bodged British informal to do something badly,… …   English dictionary

  • bodge up — bodge UK [bɒdʒ] / US [bɑdʒ] or bodge up UK / US verb [transitive] Word forms bodge : present tense I/you/we/they bodge he/she/it bodges present participle bodging past tense bodged past participle bodged British informal to do something badly,… …   English dictionary

  • Bodge — Bodge, n. A botch; a patch. [Dial.] Whitlock. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bodge — Bodge, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bodged}.] To botch; to mend clumsily; to patch. [Obs. or Dial.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bodge — Bodge, v. i. See {Budge}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bodge up — variant UK US Main entry: bodge …   Useful english dictionary

  • bodge — ► VERB Brit. informal ▪ make or repair badly or clumsily. DERIVATIVES bodger noun. ORIGIN alteration of BOTCH(Cf. ↑botcher) …   English terms dictionary

  • bodge — also bodge up noun (singular) spoken a mistake or something that is not as good as it should be: The builders have made a complete bodge of the kitchen. see also: botch 2 bodge verb (T) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Bodge — We bodge things all the time here. I m sure you do too! To do a bodge job means to do a quick and dirty. Make it look good for the next day or two and if it falls down after that hey well we only bodged it! Applies to building, DIY, programming… …   The American's guide to speaking British

  • bodge — [[t]bɒ̱ʤ[/t]] bodges, bodging, bodged VERB If you bodge something, you make it or mend it in a way that is not as good as it should be. [BRIT, INFORMAL] [V n] He s a craftsman. It hurts him to have to bodge jobs. Syn: botch …   English dictionary

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