Definitions

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  • adj. mutilated, twisted, or disfigured.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of mangle.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having edges that are jagged from injury

Etymologies

mangle +‎ -ed (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Begins here report of critic me on novel by Fight Club author all in mangled English dorky like this.

    2009 August 10 « One-Minute Book Reviews

  • This wasn't just a case of a misplaced letter or a word mangled by the spelling checker.

    How Lazy New York Publishers Act Like eBook Amateurs

  • (Click on thumbnail for enlargement) The blog "My Surmise" has a scan of a flexible keyboard user's manual written in mangled English.

    Boing Boing: December 3, 2006 - December 9, 2006 Archives

  • Senator Obama is used to having his name mangled and his ties to the Muslim world questioned.

    CNN Transcript Apr 14, 2008

  • Barack Obama is used to having his name mangled and his ties to the Muslim world questioned.

    CNN Transcript Apr 14, 2008

  • I even wrote a couple of screenplays, both of which, in mangled form, made it to the big screen (don't ask, they embarass me since their ultimate form is not something I can really claim as mine anymore, not that I'd want to associate my name with their lackluster ickiness).

    sinebuano

  • Then I wondered over to another right-wing blog, and after having my name mangled by the other commenters of that blog, I went back to the rabbit name.

    "If I quit blogging, it will be because I get tired of having to pay attention to the news all the time."

  • When his turn came to speak at the conference, he had this to say: I am sorry to disappoint science-fiction fans, but if you jump into a black hole, your mass energy will be returned to our universe, but in mangled form.

    Never Mind

  • This is obviously a mangled version of the Japanese word 'meshi', which is a masculine word for 'gohan' rice, food, meal.

    languagehat.com: CHINESE SWEARING.

  • When he really got fed up with having the three short, phonetic syllables of his name mangled into something that interfaced more easily with the speaker’s ethnic stereotypes, he’d put on a pleasant smile and say, That’s okay.

    More Than Enough

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