hunt and peck

or hunt-and-peck

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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. hunky-dory,
  2. hunner's ulcer,
  3. hunnish,
  4. huns,
  5. hunt,
  6. hunt board,
  7. hunt button,
  8. hunt down,
  9. hunt the slipper,
  10. hunt up

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. 2019

Examples 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