Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To botch; bungle.
  • noun The act or an instance of botching or bungling.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as foozle, 2.
  • To bang; flop.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An error; a mistake in the performance an action.
  • verb transitive To goof, fumble, or err in the performance of an action.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb make a mess of, destroy or ruin
  • noun an embarrassing mistake

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Origin unknown.]

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Possibly suggested by fluff and flop. US; as verb from 1924, noun from 1953.

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  • IN the Knight Storm Drum and Bugle Corps in the Late 1990's, a "flub" was a marching bass drum with one head removed and mounted horizontally

    October 1, 2011