bodge

1 v make a bit of a haphazard job of something 2 n something cobbled together. A “bodger” was originally a craftsman who worked on a green-wood lathe, but this information is of almost no help at all because the word “bodger” still rather implies that such a person was “bodging” something.

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Bob’s your uncle, bobbins, bog standard, bonkers

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  1. The word turner has been used for someone at the lathe for eight centuries, from the Latin tornator. The word bodger was used for a rough turner in one small region in the early 20th century. First use in print 1920.

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