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Definition of "flub" []

  • To botch; bungle. (verb-transitive)
  • The act or an instance of botching or bungling: "Their literature leans toward a comedy of small social flubs and withered chastity” ( James Wolcott). (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "flub" in a sentence
  • "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"