[ fluhb ]
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verb (used with or without object),flubbed, flub·bing.
  1. to perform poorly; blunder; bungle: He flubbed the last shot and lost the match.

  1. a blunder.

Origin of flub

An Americanism dating back to 1920–25; origin uncertain

Other words from flub

  • flubber, noun

Words Nearby flub

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How to use flub in a sentence

  • "Flip-flop, flippity-floppity-flub" sounded in progression across the living-room floor.

    Wanted: A Husband | Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • When a half-grown girl, a half-baked boy, a flub like Mulready—damn his eyes!

    The Black Bag | Louis Joseph Vance
  • And all confessed and joined his party, and he was known as the wisest king of the flub Dubs.

    'Charge It' | Irving Bacheller

British Dictionary definitions for flub


/ (flʌb) informal /

  1. an embarrassing mistake or blunder

verbflubs, flubbing or flubbed
  1. (intr) to blunder or make an embarrassing mistake

Origin of flub

C20: of origin unknown

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