American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To botch; bungle.
- n. The act or an instance of botching or bungling: "Their literature leans toward a comedy of small social flubs and withered chastity” ( James Wolcott).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An error; a mistake in the performance an action.
- v. transitive To goof, fumble, or err in the performance of an action.
- v. make a mess of, destroy or ruin
- n. an embarrassing mistake
- Possibly suggested by fluff and flop. US; as verb from 1924, noun from 1953. (Wiktionary)
- Origin unknown. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“WooMe says the photo flub is just an honest mistake.”
“The real reason was to erase any doubt about his power, after what some called the flub heard round the world.”
“Ms. Trye says her business partners dismissed the incident as a minor flub, which is one reason why she's since dissolved the partnership and today runs Trye”
“The file name flub was discovered by The Washington Post”
“Mayor Bloomberg called this yet another "flub" in a long line of mistakes.”
“Obama did kind of flub the Rockefeller reference, but he did it in a sly way that was factually correct but left the audience with the incorrect impression the the current Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Jay Rockefeller, voted against the war in Iraq.”
“You may want to start putting quotation maks around the word "flub" and "gaffe".”
“I have to believe that the Chief Justice's "flub" ... by John Sanchez Jr. on Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 7: 10: 41 PM”
“It surprises me how many people would be willing to subject themselves or their children to some makeshift vaccination now, considering the last Swine Flu debacle, the MMR Autism link and the recent Baxter 'flub'.”
“Memo to TV networks: There's nothing hackers like better than replays showing tour pros are human — and that they "flub" and "stab" short shots like the rest of us.”
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