- a person who frequently drops things; clumsy person.
Origin of butterfingers
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Related Words for butterfingeredheavy-handed, ineligible, incapable, inadequate, impotent, unable, useless, unqualified, unprepared, ill-equipped, inept, bulky, ungainly, unwieldy, ponderous, debilitated, incapacitated, bungling, unfitted, blundering
- (functioning as singular) informal a person who drops things inadvertently or fails to catch things
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Word Origin and History for butterfingered
"person apt to let things fall," 1837; see butter-fingered.
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