[ 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

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How to use flub in a sentence

  • The Lester-bot lobbed one to Perry-bot, but Perry-bot flubbed the toss.

    Makers | Cory Doctorow
  • Every time his name came up, somebody would say, "Oh, yes; he flubbed the contact on Whatzit."

    Naudsonce | H. Beam Piper
  • I flubbed my drive, smothered my brassie shot, and heeled my third into the woods.

    Torchy As A Pa | Sewell Ford

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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