Foozling
Foozle Foo"zle, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Foozled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Foozling}.] [Cf. G. fuseln to work badly or slowly.] To bungle; to manage awkwardly; to treat or play unskillfully; as, to foozle a stroke in golf.

She foozles all along the course. --Century Mag. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • foozling — adj a. clumsy, bungled b. trivial, footling. From the verb foozle meaning to play or move clumsily or bungle; itself from the German fuseln, meaning to work carelessly …   Contemporary slang

  • foozling — foo·zle || fuːzl n. stupid fellow, fogy; act of bungling (particularly a poor stroke in golf) v. bungle, mismanage; play awkwardly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • foozling — foozˈling noun and adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑foozle …   Useful english dictionary

  • foozle — I. noun Date: 1890 an act of foozling; especially a bungling golf stroke II. transitive verb (foozled; foozling) Etymology: perhaps from German dialect fuseln to work carelessly Date: 1888 to manage or play awkwardly ; bungle …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • foozle — /fooh zeuhl/, v., foozled, foozling, n. v.t., v.i. 1. to bungle; play clumsily: to foozle a stroke in golf; to foozle on the last hole. n. 2. act of foozling, esp. a bad stroke in golf. [1825 35; perh. < dial. G fuseln to work badly, clumsily,… …   Universalium

  • foozle — [c]/ˈfuzəl/ (say foohzuhl) verb (foozled, foozling) –verb (t) 1. to bungle: to foozle a stroke in golf. –verb (i) 2. to play clumsily. –noun 3. an act of foozling, especially a bad stroke in golf. {compare German dialect fuseln work badly} …   Australian English dictionary

  • foozle — [fo͞o′zəl] vt., vi. foozled, foozling [< Ger fuseln, to bungle] to make or do (something) awkwardly; esp., to bungle (a stroke in golf) n. an act of foozling; esp., a bad stroke in golf foozler n …   English World dictionary

  • foozle — I. ˈfüzəl transitive verb (foozled ; foozled ; foozling z(ə)liŋ ; foozles) Etymology: perhaps from German dialect fuseln to work hurriedly or poorly : to manage awkwardly : treat or play unskillfully : bungle II …   Useful english dictionary

  • Foozle — Foo zle, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Foozled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Foozling}.] [Cf. G. fuseln to work badly or slowly.] To bungle; to manage awkwardly; to treat or play unskillfully; as, to foozle a stroke in golf. She foozles all along the course.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Foozle — Foo zle, n. 1. A stupid fellow; a fogy. [Colloq.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. Act of foozling; a bungling stroke, as in golf. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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