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flub

[ fluhb ]
/ flʌb /
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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.
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Origin of flub

An Americanism dating back to 1920–25; origin uncertain

OTHER WORDS FROM flub

flubber, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for flub

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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