fluky


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fluk·y

also fluk·ey  (flo͞o′kē)
adj. fluk·i·er, fluk·i·est
1. Resulting from or depending on mere chance.
2. Constantly shifting; uncertain: a fluky wind.

[From fluke.]

fluk′i·ly adv.
fluk′i·ness n.
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fluky

(ˈfluːkɪ) or

flukey

adj, flukier or flukiest
1. done or gained by an accident, esp a lucky one
2. variable; uncertain: fluky weather.
ˈflukiness n
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fluk•y

or fluk•ey

(ˈflu ki)

adj. fluk•i•er, fluk•i•est.
1. obtained or happening by chance rather than skill.
2. uncertain, as a wind; changeable.
[1865–70]
fluk′i•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.fluky - subject to accident or chance or change; "a chancy appeal at best"; "getting that job was definitely fluky"; "a fluky wind"; "an iffy proposition"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
uncertain - not certain to occur; not inevitable; "everything is uncertain about the army"; "the issue is uncertain"
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fluky

adjective
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Translations

fluky

[ˈfluːkɪ] ADJafortunado
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fluky

adj (inf) windwechselnd; that was a fluky goaldas war ein Zufallstreffer
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