(also flukey /ˈfluːki/)
adjective (flukier, flukiest)
- Obtained or achieved more by chance than skill: a fluky goalMore example sentences
lucky, fortunate, providential, timely, opportune, serendipitous, expedient, heaven-sent, auspicious, propitious, felicitous, convenient, apt; chance, fortuitous, accidental; unexpected, unanticipated, unforeseen, unlooked-for, coincidental, haphazard, inadvertent, random, unintendedBritish • informal jammy
- And there was nothing flukey about the results obtained.
- Generally speaking, the players gave it a good shot and it was a fluky second goal.
- Few things grate a Canadian hockey fan more than seeing one of our national teams lose to an American team, especially when the game was decided by a lousy, fluky goal.
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- I can, quite flukily, produce a respectable salmon but it will be accompanied by charred fingers, mayonnaise where oil and egg sulk in separate corners of the bowl, frayed tempers and slammed fridge doors.
- Depending on which side you were supporting he either showed a piece of brilliance by cleverly kicking the ball over the try line or flukily made contact with ball as he flung his boot at it.
- Later I went back to school and was hired, flukily, to be the associate editor of a journal called Gulf Coast, out of the University of Houston, in Houston, Texas (godforsaken town).