[ foo-zuh l ]
/ ˈfu zəl /

verb (used with or without object), foo·zled, foo·zling.

to bungle; play clumsily: to foozle a stroke in golf; to foozle on the last hole.


act of foozling, especially a bad stroke in golf.

Origin of foozle

1825–35; perhaps < dialectal German fuseln to work badly, clumsily, hurriedly Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for foozle

/ (ˈfuːzəl) mainly golf /


to bungle (a shot)


a bungled shot

Derived forms of foozle

foozler, noun

Word Origin for foozle

C19: perhaps from German dialect fuseln to do slipshod work
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