Yips meaning

yĭps
Nervousness or tension that causes an athlete to fail to perform effectively, especially in missing short putts in golf.
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A tense, nervous feeling affecting a golfer's ability to putt smoothly and effectively.
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(informal) A nervous condition which prevents a sportsman from playing properly; especially a condition which causes a golfer to miss an easy putt, or a tennis player to serve a double fault.
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Plural form of yip.
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Third-person singular simple present indicative form of yip.
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Origin of yips

  • Probably imitative of jerky motions caused by tension
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition