Definition of yips in English:


Syllabification: yips
Pronunciation: /yips


(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.

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