Definition of fluky in English:

fluky

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Pronunciation: /ˈfluːki
 
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(also flukey /ˈfluːki/)

adjective (flukier, flukiest)

Obtained or achieved more by chance than skill: a fluky goal
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
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, unintended
British informal jammy

Derivatives

flukily

adverb
More example sentences
  • 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).

flukiness

noun
More example sentences
  • But your first single will be a sly interpretation of a pop classic, a cutting, winking comment on the throw-away existential flukiness of your new-found celebrity.

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