noun(the yips) informal
Extreme nervousness causing a golfer to miss easy putts.
More 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.
mid 20th century: of unknown origin.
Definition of yips in:
- The US English dictionary