ham-handed

[ ham-han-did ]
/ ˈhæmˈhæn dɪd /

adjective

clumsy, inept, or heavy-handed: a ham-handed approach to dealing with people that hurts a lot of feelings.

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Also especially British, ham-fist·ed [ham-fis-tid] /ˈhæmˈfɪs tɪd/.

Origin of ham-handed

First recorded in 1915–20

OTHER WORDS FROM ham-handed

ham·hand·ed·ness; especially British, ham·fist·ed·ness, noun
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