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flub

[fluhb]
verb (used with or without object), flubbed, flub·bing.
  1. to perform poorly; blunder; bungle: He flubbed the last shot and lost the match.
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noun
  1. a blunder.
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Origin of flub

An Americanism dating back to 1920–25; origin uncertain
Related formsflub·ber, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for flubber

flub

noun
  1. an embarrassing mistake or blunder
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verb flubs, flubbing or flubbed
  1. (intr) to blunder or make an embarrassing mistake
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Word Origin for flub

C20: of origin unknown
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Word Origin and History for flubber

flub

v.

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

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