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fluky

[floo-kee]
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adjective, fluk·i·er, fluk·i·est.
  1. obtained by chance rather than skill.
  2. uncertain, as a wind.
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Origin of fluky

First recorded in 1865–70; fluke2 + -y1
Related formsfluk·i·ness, noun
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Related Words

accidentalcasualchancycoincidentalcontingentfortuitousincalculableincidentalluckyodduncertainvariable

Examples from the Web for fluky

Historical Examples

  • I went to school in the Murray Ranges, and carried salt to fluky sheep.

    A Tramp's Notebook

    Morley Roberts

  • We got under way soon after breakfast, but the wind was fluky and we drifted rather than sailed.

    A Floating Home

    Cyril Ionides

  • He survived an over from de Freece, and hit a fast change bowler who had been put on at the other end for a couple of fluky fours.

    Mike

    P. G. Wodehouse


British Dictionary definitions for fluky

fluky

flukey

adjective flukier or flukiest informal
  1. done or gained by an accident, esp a lucky one
  2. variable; uncertainfluky weather
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Derived Formsflukiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for fluky

adj.

1867, from fluke (n.2) + -y (2).

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