Definition of yips in English:

yips

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Pronunciation: /jɪps
 
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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.

Origin

mid 20th century: of unknown origin.

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