1) The OED has references to the verb from <i>c.</i>1386 and to the noun from <i>c</i>.1340, and the wide range of meanings is mostly to do with confused or stupid behaviour.

The by-name Ade Blunder is therefore of interest: he was one of several workmen employed at Bolton Priory and his nickname seems certain to have been derogatory.

places Bolton Priory
dates 1299-1300

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