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foozle

[foo-zuh l] /ˈfu zəl/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), foozled, foozling.
1.
to bungle; play clumsily:
to foozle a stroke in golf; to foozle on the last hole.
noun
2.
act of foozling, especially a bad stroke in golf.
Origin
dialectal German
1825-1835
1825-35; perhaps < dialectal German fuseln to work badly, clumsily, hurriedly
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British Dictionary definitions for foozle

foozle

/ˈfuːzəl/
verb
1.
to bungle (a shot)
noun
2.
a bungled shot
Derived Forms
foozler, noun
Word Origin
C19: perhaps from German dialect fuseln to do slipshod work
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Slang definitions & phrases for foozle

foozle

noun
  1. An error; boner (1890s+)
  2. A conservative, out-of-date person, esp an old man; dodo, fogy (1855+)
verb

To blunder; spoil by bungling; botch: I rather foozled my first attempt at acting (1890s+)

[Noun sense 2 is perhaps a humorous pronunciation of fossil]


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