bobble vs flub what difference

what is difference between bobble and flub

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɒbəl/
  • Rhymes: -ɒbəl
  • Homophone: bauble (in accents with the cot-caught merger)

Noun

bobble (plural bobbles)

  1. A furry ball attached on top of a hat.
  2. (Britain) Elasticated band used for securing hair (for instance in a ponytail), a hair tie
  3. (informal) A pill (a ball formed on the surface of the fabric, as on laundered clothes).
  4. (knitting) A localized set of stitches forming a raised bump.
    • 2008, Claire Compton, Sue Whiting, The Knitting and Crochet Bible (page 45)
      From the top the sample shows four stitch popcorns, five stitch bobbles, two rows of bells and a central leaf with leaves sloping to the left and right each side.
  5. A wobbling motion.

Derived terms

  • bobble hat
  • bobblehead
  • bobbly
  • head bobble

Translations

Verb

bobble (third-person singular simple present bobbles, present participle bobbling, simple past and past participle bobbled)

  1. (intransitive) To bob up and down.
  2. (US) To make a mistake in.
  3. (intransitive) To roll slowly.
    • November 17 2012, BBC Sport: Arsenal 5-2 Tottenham [1]
      A neat interchange between Mikel Arteta and Wilshere set up Podolski and his finish bobbled into the net via Gallas.

Derived terms

  • bobbler

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English

Etymology

Possibly suggested by fluff and flop. US; as verb from 1924, noun from 1953.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /flʌb/

Noun

flub (plural flubs)

  1. (informal) An error; a mistake in the performance of an action.
    • 1962 November 6, Richard Nixon, “Gentlemen, this is my last press conference”, 2008, Rick Perlstein (editor), Richard Nixon: Speeches, Writings, Documents, page 111,
      I made a talk on television, a talk in which I made a flub—one of the few that I make, not because I′m so good on television but because I′ve been doing it a long time. I made a flub in which I said I was running for governor of the United States.
    • 1997, Garry Marshall, Lori Marshall, Wake Me When It′s Funny: How to Break into Show Business and Stay, page 280,
      A flub can be a slight cinematic slip-up or a major gaffe.
    • The worst way to deal with a flub is to panic and make a big deal out of it.

Translations

Verb

flub (third-person singular simple present flubs, present participle flubbing, simple past and past participle flubbed)

  1. (transitive) To goof, fumble, or err in the performance of an action.
    • 2003, Trevor Pearson, Living Strictly fore! Pleasure, pages 88-89,
      ‘Stage fright? So? What are you babbling ′bout? You′re mad as a snake!’
      ‘Ever since I was a kid. I was in the Christmas Pageant one year and flubbed my line.’
      ‘What was your line?’
      ‘I told you I flubbed it!’ he mouthed these words hysterically.

Translations

See also

  • flub up
  • flub artist

Anagrams

  • BLUF

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