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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.
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
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