cack-handed

[kak-han-did]

adjective Chiefly British Informal.

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

Nearby words

  1. cachucha,
  2. cacimbo,
  3. cacique,
  4. caciquism,
  5. cack,
  6. cackermander,
  7. cackle,
  8. cackleberry,
  9. cacky,
  10. caco-

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British Dictionary definitions for cack-handed

cack-handed

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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