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cack-handed

[ kak-han-did ]
/ ˈkækˈhæn dɪd /

adjective Chiefly British Informal.

clumsy; lacking skill with the hands.
left-handed.

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Nearby words

cachucha, cacimbo, cacique, caciquism, cack, cack-handed, cackermander, cackle, cackleberry, cacky, caco-
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British Dictionary definitions for cack-handed

cack-handed

/ (ˌkækˈhændɪd) /

adjective informal

left-handed
clumsy

Word Origin for cack-handed

from dialect cack excrement, from the fact that clumsy people usually make a mess; via Middle Low German or Middle Dutch from Latin cacāre to defecate
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