Definition of flub in English:


Syllabification: flub
Pronunciation: /fləb
North American informal

verb (flubs, flubbing, flubbed)

[with object]
Botch or bungle (something): she glanced at her notes and flubbed her lines [no object]: don’t flub again
More example sentences
  • After flubbing her lines, Haines said: ‘I could be a lesbian, folk-dancing, black woman stutterer in a wheelchair with a gimping rubber leg.’
  • On the other hand, it is partly because he is the only one who could make it through the run without flubbing a line.
  • I took a deep breath, flubbed my first line as I walked across the kitchen set, and then took my place in the chair where I did my ‘Oh, George you are my hero for loving your country this much’ speech.


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A thing badly or clumsily done; a blunder: the textbooks are littered with flubs
More example sentences
  • . Yes, for a limited time only, you can witness the various flubs, flaws and foul-ups of the MST3K gang as they try to work their way through a typical two-hour episode.
  • Along with a 6 minute gag reel that is nothing more than flubs and mistakes, there are 13 deleted scenes with optional Farrelly commentary that explains the reason for their omission in the film.
  • This is bookended with a humorous gag reel of flubs and mistakes by the cast, crew, and gremlins!


1920s: of unknown origin.

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