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.
noun
  1. a blunder.

Origin of flub

An Americanism dating back to 1920–25; origin uncertain
Related formsflub·ber, noun
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Related Words for flubs

fluff, err, botch, blunder, muff, error, boner, bungle

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British Dictionary definitions for flubs

flub

noun
  1. an embarrassing mistake or blunder
verb flubs, flubbing or flubbed
  1. (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 flubs

flub

v.

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

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