Foozle

Definitions

  • Colonel Foozle
    Colonel Foozle
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Foozle A stupid fellow; a fogy.
    • Foozle Act of foozling; a bungling stroke, as in golf.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n foozle A tedious person; a fogy.
    • n foozle In golf, a badly played stroke.
    • foozle To bungle; make a moss of; do clumsily or bunglingly: as, to foozle a shot, in golf.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Foozle fōōz′l (coll.) a tedious fellow: a bungled stroke at golf, &c
    • v.i Foozle to fool away one's time
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Usage

In literature:

Let's fill the bags, and have no more of this foozling bird-nesting.
"Tom Brown's Schooldays" by Thomas Hughes
Have we not almost all learnt these expressions of old foozles: and uttered them ourselves when in the square-toed state?
"Roundabout Papers" by William Makepeace Thackeray
There is a type of golfer who really almost ceases to be human under stress of the wild agony of a series of foozles.
"Love Among the Chickens" by P. G. Wodehouse
Their language, when they foozled, was gently regretful rather than sulphurous.
"The Man Upstairs" by P. G. Wodehouse
I thought I'd foozled it.
"The Keepers of the King's Peace" by Edgar Wallace
The major, compelled to listen, again foozled, and a dull red began to mantle his whole face.
"IT and Other Stories" by Gouverneur Morris
The result will either be a foozle or a pulled ball.
"The Complete Golfer [1905]" by Harry Vardon
He may be an old foozle, but the storks know their job, anyhow.
"In Brief Authority" by F. Anstey
I foozle every stroke.
"The Lieutenant-Governor" by Guy Wetmore Carryl
For, old foozle as he is, he's thoroughly good-hearted.
"The Brass Bottle" by F. Anstey
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In poetry:

If e'er I fail in etiquette,
And foozle on The Proper Stuff
Regarding manners, don't forget
A. Tennyson's were pretty tough.
"Erring In Company" by Franklin Pierce Adams
O foozled Poetasters, fogged with Wine,
Who to your Orgies bid the Muses Nine,
Go bid them, then, but leave to me the Tenth,
Whose name is Nicotine, for she is mine!
"The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám Jr." by Wallace Irwin

In news:

A highly promising scientific study of the male armpit undoubtedly funded by the National Science Foundation is brought to hopeless foozle by Miss Naomi Wolf's horny excogitations in Vagina: A New Biography.
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