hunt and peck

or hunt-and-peck


noun

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

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Origin of hunt and peck

First recorded in 1935–40

Words nearby hunt and peck

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Example sentences from the Web for hunt and peck

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

    The Fourth R|George Oliver Smith