- a person who frequently drops things; clumsy person.
Origin of butterfingers
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Examples from the Web for butterfingers
Butterfingers was gone, she had got her a place in Somersetshire, so anxiety on that score was over.Ask Momma
R. S. Surtees
And, as every boy in the world knows, it is a great disgrace to be called "Butterfingers."Half-Past Seven Stories
Robert Gordon Anderson
You have just permitted the cleverest rascal in the state to slip through your butterfingers.Hearts and Masks
- (functioning as singular) informal a person who drops things inadvertently or fails to catch things
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Word Origin and History for butterfingers
"person apt to let things fall," 1837; see butter-fingered.
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