flub

[ fluhb ]
/ flʌb /

verb (used with or without object), flubbed, flub·bing.

to perform poorly; blunder; bungle: He flubbed the last shot and lost the match.

noun

a blunder.

Nearby words

  1. floyd,
  2. floyd, carlisle,
  3. flq,
  4. flra,
  5. flu,
  6. flubdub,
  7. fluctuant,
  8. fluctuate,
  9. fluctuation,
  10. flucytosine

Origin of flub

An Americanism dating back to 1920–25; origin uncertain

Related formsflub·ber, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for flubbed

flub

/ (flʌb) informal /

noun

an embarrassing mistake or blunder

verb flubs, flubbing or flubbed

(intr) to blunder or make an embarrassing mistake

Word Origin for flub

C20: of origin unknown

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Word Origin and History for flubbed

flub

v.

1924, American English, perhaps suggested by fluff, flop, etc. Related: Flubbed; flubbing. As a noun, by 1952.

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