- to perform poorly; blunder; bungle: He flubbed the last shot and lost the match.
- a blunder.
Origin of flub
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Contemporary Examples of flub
The DHS secretary will likely survive her "the system worked" flub.Heckuvajob, Napolitano
December 29, 2009
Historical Examples of flub
"I seem to flub everything," I remarked, unaccountably nettled.I Walked in Arden
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'
- an embarrassing mistake or blunder
- (intr) to blunder or make an embarrassing mistake
Word Origin for flub
1924, American English, perhaps suggested by fluff, flop, etc. Related: Flubbed; flubbing. As a noun, by 1952.