Noun. Late Middle English.
[Apparently from the verb.]
1. obsolete. Confusion; clamour. LME-L18
2. A stupid or careless mistake. E18
Verb. Middle English.
[Probably of Scandinavian origin: compare with Middle Swedish blundra, Norwegian blundre shut the eyes,
frequentative of Old Norse, Swedish, blunda, Old Danish blunde, related to BLIND adjective.]
1. verb intrans. Move blindly; flounder, stumble. ME
2. verb trans. Originally, treat clumsily, damage. Later, mingle; make turbid; mix up (literally and figuratively). archaic & dialectical. ME
3. verb trans. Utter thoughtlessly; blurt out. L15
4. verb intrans. Make a stupid or careless mistake. E18
5. verb trans. Mismanage, make a blunder in. E19
|"So ... I'd better call Dad then."|
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