Origin and Etymology of muff
First Known Use: 1599See Words from the same year
Definition of muff
Examples of muff in a Sentence
He muffed his chance for a promotion.
The outfielder muffed an easy catch.
Synonymsblow, bobble, boggle, bollix (up), boot, bugger (up), bumble, bungle, butcher, dub, flub, fluff, foozle, foul up, fumble, goof (up), louse up, mangle, mess (up), muck up, botch, murder, screw up
Related Wordsblunder, gum (up), muddle, piffle; blemish, blight, damage, flaw, harm, hurt, impair, injure, mar, mutilate, ruin, spoil, vitiate; destroy, wreck; mishandle, mismanage
Near Antonymsameliorate, better, enhance, help, improve, meliorate, rectify, refine, reform, remedy; doctor, fix, patch, recondition, renovate, repair, revamp
First Known Use of muff
MUFF Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of muff for English Language Learners
: to make a mistake in doing or handling (something)
MUFF Defined for Kids
Definition of muff for Students
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