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Kips vs Yips - What's the difference?

kips | yips |

As nouns the difference between kips and yips

is that kips is while 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.

As verbs the difference between kips and yips

is that kips is (kip) while yips is (yip).

kips

English

Noun

(head)
  • Verb

    (head)
  • (kip)
  • Anagrams

    * skip ----

    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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