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flub

[fluhb] /flʌb/
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
1920-1925
1920-25, Americanism; origin uncertain
Related forms
flubber, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for flubbing

flub

/flʌb/
noun
1.
an embarrassing mistake or blunder
verb flubs, flubbing, flubbed
2.
(intransitive) to blunder or make an embarrassing mistake
Word Origin
C20: of origin unknown
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Word Origin and History for flubbing

flub

v.

1924, American English, perhaps suggested by fluff, flop, etc. Related: Flubbed; flubbing. As a noun, by 1952.

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Slang definitions & phrases for flubbing

flub

noun
  1. A stupid blunderer; lummox, klutz: Pick up your feet and don't be such a flub
  2. : The flub, as generally defined, is a mistake
verb
  1. To blunder; err; commit a gaffe; goof: I flubbed as soon as I opened my big mouth
  2. To ruin by blundering; spoil with mistakes: She flubbed the introduction, but did okay afterwards
  3. To avoid work or duty; shirk; goof off (1920s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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