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fluky

[ floo-kee ]
/ ˈflu ki /
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adjective, fluk·i·er, fluk·i·est.

obtained by chance rather than skill.
uncertain, as a wind.

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Origin of fluky

First recorded in 1865–70; fluke2 + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM fluky

fluk·i·ness, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for fluky

  • The Saints have had some fluky playoff exits in the past few years, and while this wasn’t one of them, it feels like Brees should perhaps have more than one Super Bowl ring by this point.

  • 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

/ (ˈfluːkɪ) /

adjective flukier or flukiest informal

done or gained by an accident, esp a lucky one
variable; uncertainfluky weather

Derived forms of fluky

flukiness, noun
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