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bodger

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Pronunciation: /bɒdʒə
 
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informal

Definition of bodger in English:

noun

British
A person who makes or repairs something badly or clumsily.
Example sentences
  • Those well enough off to employ a professional electrician will continue to do so, and the lethal bodgers, against whom the legislation is directed, will in all probability also carry on just as before.
  • Still, this recommendation came too late for the National Audit Office, which, in August, slammed Blair's bodgers for wasting £1.6 billion on a computer system intended to crack down on benefit fraud.
  • The tools the bodger used were few and commonplace, including an axe and a cross-cut saw for felling the timber, although in recent years these have been replaced by a modern chainsaw.

adjective

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another term for bodgie.

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