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Yips vs Rips - What's the difference?

yips | rips |

As nouns the difference between yips and rips

is that yips is (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 while rips is .

As verbs the difference between yips and rips

is that yips is (yip) while rips is (rip).

yips

English

Noun

(wikipedia yips) (-)
  • (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.
  • * 2013 , William Fotheringham, The Guardian , Monday 13 May 2013:
  • Defining precisely why a professional cyclist might lose his touch on descents is as difficult as explaining a golfer's yips or a striker's sudden inability to find the net. It happens rarely, most famously in the early 1990s; the double world champion Gianni Bugno suffered from it and only rediscovered his "flow" after being made to listen to Mozart to calm his nerves.
  • English plurals
  • See also

    * dartitis

    Verb

    (head)
  • (yip)
  • References

    * OED 2nd edition 1989

    Anagrams

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    rips

    English

    Noun

    (head)
  • Verb

    (head)
  • (rip)
  • Anagrams

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