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yips

Syllabification: yips
Pronunciation: /yips
 
/

Definition of yips in English:

plural noun

(the yips) informal
Extreme nervousness causing a golfer to miss easy putts.
Example sentences
  • Even if you've got the yips, you can make a ton of putts.
  • He was fighting demons like a golfer fights the yips with his putter.
  • This compensation will lead to the yips.

Origin

mid 20th century: of unknown origin.

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