Definitions

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  • adj. Like a fluke; remarkably fortunate or improbable.

Etymologies

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fluke +‎ -ish

Examples

  • These Jets were in the AFC championship last year, but that felt flukish — those playoff wins were a brilliant gift, and that AFC Championship loss to Indianapolis wasn't a soul crusher.

    Now Boarding All Passengers

  • What was happening in Denver didn't feel lucky or flukish anymore.

    Tebow-Mania Ends...For Now

  • Pure, unadulterated authentic funk and R&B is hard to come by in this day and age, but here it was -- a flukish find in the search for shade.

    Marc Ruxin: Coachella: Music, Culture and... Phones

  • This franchise has seen its fair share of the flukish and the freakish, and with the exception of 1998, those events tend to go overwhelmingly against the team.

    Why the Caps need to win the division

  • There is the “Just Make the Playoffs” contingent that believes that regular season performance isn’t all that important based on last year’s flukish Flyers-Canadiens semifinal matchup, where both the seventh- and eighth-seeded team made it to the conference finals.

    Why the Caps need to win the division

  • Among those who broke out are legends like Babe Ruth and Ralph Kiner as well as one-year wonders like Brady Anderson's flukish 50 HRs in 1996.

    Bolt Runs Away With Big Puma Deal

  • While the improbable "pick-six" by the Defensive Player of the Year was heroic, it was flukish, and therefore not something that should determine the season's champion.

    Greg Hanlon: What Boring Super Bowl? The NFL at Its Best

  • With the exception of the flukish touchdown to Nicks last week, the Giants have been poor in this area over the past two weeks.

    Greg Hanlon: Giants - Eagles Preview: This is Fun

  • They had, however, found other creatures that looked distinctly flukish.

    Parasite Rex

  • Boneheaded penalties, flukish fumbles, and, most excruciatingly, two missed field goals by placekicker Lawrence Tynes - one of which would have sent the Giants to the Super Bowl Super Bowl as time expired -- left the score at 20-20 at the end of regulation.

    Greg Hanlon: From Whiners to Winners: How the Giants Got to the Superbowl

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