blunder vs boner what difference

what is difference between blunder and boner

English

Etymology

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.

Pronunciation

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

Noun

blunder (plural blunders)

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

Synonyms

  • (error): blooper, goof, see also Thesaurus:error

Derived terms

  • blunderfest
  • blundersome

Descendants

  • Dutch: blunder
  • Swedish: blunder

Translations

Verb

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.
  2. (intransitive) To move blindly or clumsily.
    • October 6, 1759, Oliver Goldsmith, The Bee No. 1
      I was never distinguished for address, and have often even blundered in making my bow.
    • blunders on, and staggers every pace
  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.

Translations

Anagrams

  • Ledburn, bundler

Danish

Verb

blunder

  1. present of blunde

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbʏn.dər/
  • Hyphenation: blun‧der
  • Rhymes: -ʏndər

Etymology 1

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

Noun

blunder m (plural blunders, diminutive blundertje n)

  1. A blunder, serious error or mistake.
Related terms
  • blunderen

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb

blunder

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

Anagrams

  • brulden

Swedish

Etymology

From English blunder.

Noun

blunder c

  1. blunder; clumsy mistake

Declension

Further reading

  • blunder in Svensk ordbok.


English

Etymology

From bone +‎ -er.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈbəʊ.nə(ɹ)/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈboʊ.nɚ/
  • Rhymes: -əʊnə(r)

Noun

boner (plural boners)

  1. (vulgar, slang) An erect penis. [from mid-20th c.]
    Why do guys get boners when they wake up in the morning?
  2. (literally) One who or that which bones (removes bones).
  3. (dated slang, especially baseball) A blunder; a silly mistake. [from early 20th c.]
    He really pulled a boner that time!

Synonyms

  • (slang, erect penis): erection, hard-on, stiffy
    see also Thesaurus:erect penis
  • (one that removes bones): deboner
  • (mistake): blooper, blunder
    See also Thesaurus:error

Translations

References

  • Webster’s Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967

Anagrams

  • Breon, Ebron, borne

Danish

Etymology 1

From English boner.

Pronunciation

IPA(key): [ˈb̥ɔwnɐ]

Noun

boner c (singular definite boneren, plural indefinite bonere)

  1. (slang, vulgar) boner (erection)

Synonyms

  • erektion, stådreng, stiverik

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Pronunciation

IPA(key): [ˈb̥ʌŋˀɐ]

Noun

boner c

  1. indefinite plural of bon

Etymology 3

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Pronunciation

IPA(key): [ˈb̥oːnɐ]

Verb

boner

  1. present tense of bone

Etymology 4

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Pronunciation

IPA(key): [ˈb̥ʌŋɐ]

Verb

boner

  1. present tense of bone

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