Word of the Week

foozlefoo-zuhl ] verb (used with or without object) to bungle; play clumsily.

What is the origin of foozle?

Foozle “to bungle; play clumsily; bungle a stroke at golf,” perhaps comes from German dialect fuseln“to work badly, clumsily, hurriedly.” The verb foozle is somehow connected with the noun foozle “an old fogey; a bungled stroke at golf.” The verb and noun both entered English in the late 1850s.

Reference

“foozle.” (March 21, 2021.) Dictionary.com. Retrieved from https://www.dictionary.com/e/word-of-the-day/.

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