blunder

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English blunder, blonder (disturbance, strife), from Middle English blundren, blondren (verb), which itself is partly from Middle English blondren, a frequentative form of Middle English blonden, blanden ("to mix; mix up"; corresponding to blend +‎ -er); and partly from Middle English blundren, a frequentative form of Middle English blunden (to stagger; stumble), from Old Norse blunda (to shut the eyes; doze).

Cognates include Norwegian blunda (to shut the eyes; doze), dialectal Swedish blundra (to act blindly or rashly), Danish blunde (to blink) or blunde (to take a nap). Related to English blind.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈblʌn.də(ɹ)/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈblʌn.dɚ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ʌndə(ɹ)

NounEdit

blunder (plural blunders)

  1. A clumsy or embarrassing mistake.
  2. (chess) A very bad move, usually caused by some tactical oversight.

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DescendantsEdit

  • Dutch: blunder
  • Swedish: blunder

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VerbEdit

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.
  3. (transitive) To cause to make a mistake.
    • 1714, Humphry Ditton, A discourse concerning the resurrection of Jesus Christ
      To blunder an adversary.
  4. (transitive) To do or treat in a blundering manner; to confuse.
    • 1676, Edward Stillingfleet, A Defence of the Discourse Concerning the Idolatry Practised in the Church of Rome
      He blunders and confounds all these together.

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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

NounEdit

blunder m (plural blunders, diminutive blundertje n)

  1. blunder
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Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

VerbEdit

blunder

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

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SwedishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From English blunder.

NounEdit

blunder c

  1. blunder; clumsy mistake

DeclensionEdit

Declension of blunder 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative blunder blundern blundrar blundrarna
Genitive blunders blunderns blundrars blundrarnas

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