Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
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Word of the Day 06/29/21 Foozle

Foozle (verb, noun)
foozle [ foo-zuhl ]


verb (used with or without object), foo·zled, foo·zling.
1. to bungle; play clumsily: to foozle a stroke in golf; to foozle on the last hole.

noun
2. act of foozling, especially a bad stroke in golf.

WORDS RELATED TO FOOZLE
clod, lummox, bungler, schlep, klutz, dolt, duffer, fumbler, bull in a china shop, clunker

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Origin: 1825–35; perhaps < dialectal German fuseln to work badly, clumsily, hurriedly

HOW TO USE FOOZLE IN A SENTENCE
Because I thought you were such a respectable, harmless old foozle that you'd never do anything to deserve it.
THE BRASS BOTTLE|F. ANSTEY

If I tried a trick out of turn, I might foozle and lose prestige.
HEARTS AND MASKS|HAROLD MACGRATH

Xuriel apparently did know his job, for the King's ball continued to be as foozle-proof as the Marshal's mashie.
IN BRIEF AUTHORITY|F. ANSTEY

He was a slow, putterin' kind of an ole foozle, but on the hull a putty decent citizen.
DAVID HARUM|EDWARD NOYES WESTCOTT

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