yips
noun plural Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1962 a state of nervous tension affecting an athlete (as a golfer) in the performance of a crucial action <
had a bad case of the yips on short putts
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Yips — pl n 1. (originally) nervousness which can cause a golfer to miss an easy putt: a case of the yips ; 2. similar complaint affecting any person playing a sport …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • yips — Australian Slang pl n 1. (originally) nervousness which can cause a golfer to miss an easy putt: a case of the yips ; 2. similar complaint affecting any person playing a sport …   English dialects glossary

  • yips — plural noun (the yips) informal extreme nervousness causing a golfer to miss easy putts. Origin 1960s: of unknown origin …   English new terms dictionary

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