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noting or pertaining to errors made by hitting the wrong key or button on a keyboard, keypad, or number pad:
fat-finger dialing errors;
a large number of typos evidencing the fat-finger syndrome.
verb (used with object)
to make an error in or on (something) by hitting the wrong key or button:
I must have fat-fingered my username.
You can easily fat-finger the tiny keyboard on this device.
First recorded in
so called from using the thumb to type, or accidentally hitting two keys with one finger
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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British Dictionary definitions for
to make a mistake by pressing the wrong key on a keyboard or number pad
to make an error that causes further problems
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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