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hunt and peck

or hunt-and-peck

noun
  1. a slow and inefficient method of typing by looking for each key separately before striking it: used by untrained typists.
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Compare touch system.

Origin of hunt and peck

First recorded in 1935–40
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for hunt and peck

write, copy, transcribe, touch, touch-type, typewrite, teletype

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Historical Examples of hunt and peck

  • The practice, even the hunt-and-peck relaxation from discipline, exercised the small muscles.

    The Fourth R

    George Oliver Smith