flub-bed

flub

[fluhb]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), flubbed, flubbing.
1.
to perform poorly; blunder; bungle: He flubbed the last shot and lost the match.
noun
2.
a blunder.

Origin:
1920–25, Americanism; origin uncertain

flubber, noun
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flub (flʌb)
 
n
1.  an embarrasssing mistake or blunder
 
vb , flubs, flubbing, flubbed
2.  (intr) to blunder or make an embarrasssing mistake
 
[C20: of origin unknown]

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flub
1924, Amer.Eng., perhaps influenced by fluff, flop, etc.
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