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Jul 18 2020 21

Blunderbuss is an adjective that means a frequently blundering person.

Our word of the day sometimes refers to a firearm with a short muzzle. The word is derived from the Dutch word for ‘thunder.’ But blunderbuss can also refer to a person prone to many blunders, for example:

I don't think it’s such a good idea to leave Tim in charge of the cash register this weekend. Knowing what a blunderbuss he can be, there’s a chance the till will be way off.