[ floo-kee ]
/ ˈflu ki /

adjective, fluk·i·er, fluk·i·est.

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

Nearby words

  1. fluidized bed,
  2. fluidly,
  3. fluidrachm,
  4. fluke,
  5. flukey,
  6. flumadiddle,
  7. flume,
  8. flummery,
  9. flummox,
  10. flump

Origin of fluky

First recorded in 1865–70; fluke2 + -y1

Related formsfluk·i·ness, noun

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Examples from the Web for fluky

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

    A Tramp's Notebook|Morley Roberts
  • 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
  • We got under way soon after breakfast, but the wind was fluky and we drifted rather than sailed.

    A Floating Home|Cyril Ionides

British Dictionary definitions for fluky



/ (ˈfluːkɪ) /

adjective flukier or flukiest informal

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

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Word Origin and History for fluky



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

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