Definition of fluke noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//fluːk//
; NAmE NAmE//fluːk//
[usually singular] (informal)
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a lucky or unusual thing that happens by accident, not because of planning or skill They are determined to show that their last win was no fluke. It was a sheer fluke that no one was hurt in the bomb blast. a fluke goal Word Originmid 19th cent. (originally a term in games such as billiards denoting ‘a lucky stroke’): perhaps a dialect word.
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