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[floo-kee] /ˈflu ki/
adjective, flukier, flukiest.
obtained by chance rather than skill.
uncertain, as a wind.
Origin of fluky
1865-70; fluke2 + y1
Related forms
flukiness, noun Unabridged
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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


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

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

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Slang definitions & phrases for fluky



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.
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