Cars & Driving

  • noun a hasty botched-up repair, not carried out with the proper tools or materials
  • verb to do work badly, not using the proper tools or materials


  • noun (to do) a slapdash job, especially in constructing something. The term may be a back-formation from ‘bodger’, a rural craftsman who works out-of-doors in primitive conditions roughly shaping and turning, e.g., chair-legs and spindles, or may be from the related standard verb to ‘botch’.