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[floo-kee] /ˈflu ki/
adjective, flukier, flukiest.
obtained by chance rather than skill.
uncertain, as a wind.
Origin of fluky
First recorded in 1865-70; fluke2 + -y1
Related forms
flukiness, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for fluky
Historical Examples
  • I went to school in the Murray Ranges, and carried salt to fluky sheep.

    A Tramp's Notebook Morley Roberts
  • We got under way soon after breakfast, but the wind was fluky and we drifted rather than sailed.

    A Floating Home Cyril Ionides
  • He survived an over from de Freece, and hit a fast change bowler who had been put on at the other end for a couple of fluky fours.

    Mike P. G. Wodehouse
British Dictionary definitions for fluky


adjective (informal) flukier, flukiest
done or gained by an accident, esp a lucky one
variable; uncertain: fluky weather
Derived Forms
flukiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for fluky

1867, from fluke (n.2) + -y (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for fluky



Uncertain, unpredictable, andoften unexpected: It would have been a very fluky shot, even if he happened to have the camera in his hand (1867+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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