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butterfingers

[ buht-er-fing-gerz ]
/ ˈbʌt ərˌfɪŋ gɛrz /
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noun, plural but·ter·fin·gers.(used with a singular verb)
a person who frequently drops things; clumsy person.
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Origin of butterfingers

First recorded in 1830–40; butter + finger + -s3

OTHER WORDS FROM butterfingers

but·ter·fin·gered, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for butterfingers

butterfingers
/ (ˈbʌtəˌfɪŋɡəz) /

noun
(functioning as singular) informal a person who drops things inadvertently or fails to catch things

Derived forms of butterfingers

butterfingered, adjective
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