Pronounced: VIE-nuss, adj

Notes: Another word that some people will know

Yesterday’s word

The word foozle means, as a verb, “to botch or bungle: especially to make a poor shot in golf”. As a noun it means “a botched attempt at something”

First usage

Our word came into English in the mid-1800s

Background / Comments

If you play golf, you probably knew this word. After seeing the definition, I think I have run across the word in reading and probably figured out the meaning from the context. However, it wasn’t familiar enough to me to be actively recalled. It is thought that our word comes from the German dialect fuseln (to work badly).

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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