- to perform poorly; blunder; bungle: He flubbed the last shot and lost the match.
- a blunder.
Origin of flub
Examples from the Web for flubbed
Lumet considered firing Dunaway after she flubbed her way through her dialogue.Paddy Chayefsky: The Dark Prophet of ‘Network’ News
February 16, 2014
Never mind that the State Department flubbed the Russian word on the button, which translated to “over-loaded.”Good News! They Hate Me in Russia
March 8, 2013
Romney also flubbed this, saying that it is “already illegal in this country to have automatic weapons.”Obama and Romney Both Failed the Gun Control Question
October 17, 2012
If Biden had flubbed this the way Obama did, this race might have been done.Biden Delivers the Needed Shot in the Arm
October 12, 2012
Bush flubbed on Iraq because “we gave the president the wrong text.”Speed Read: 8 Revelations From Kurt Eichenwald’s ‘500 Days’
The Daily Beast
September 10, 2012
I flubbed my drive, smothered my brassie shot, and heeled my third into the woods.Torchy As A Pa
The Lester-bot lobbed one to Perry-bot, but Perry-bot flubbed the toss.Makers
Every time his name came up, somebody would say, "Oh, yes; he flubbed the contact on Whatzit."Naudsonce
H. Beam Piper
- an embarrassing mistake or blunder
- (intr) to blunder or make an embarrassing mistake
Word Origin and History for flubbed
1924, American English, perhaps suggested by fluff, flop, etc. Related: Flubbed; flubbing. As a noun, by 1952.