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fluky

[floo-kee] /ˈflu ki/
adjective, flukier, flukiest.
1.
obtained by chance rather than skill.
2.
uncertain, as a wind.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; fluke2 + y1
Related forms
flukiness, noun
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  • Moreover, a bigger playoff pool increases the odds of fluky results.
  • By some fluky coincidence, there is almost always a light following wind at the start of races over this course.
  • He follows up fluky breakout games with disappointing production the next week.
  • The wind was getting light and inclined to be fluky, and the race was becoming slower.
British Dictionary definitions for fluky

fluky

/ˈfluːkɪ/
adjective (informal) flukier, flukiest
1.
done or gained by an accident, esp a lucky one
2.
variable; uncertain: fluky weather
Derived Forms
flukiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for fluky
adj.

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

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Slang definitions & phrases for fluky

flukey

adjective

Uncertain, unpredictable, andoften unexpected: It would have been a very fluky shot, even if he happened to have the camera in his hand (1867+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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