Dictionary.com

klutz

[ kluhts ]
/ klʌts /
Save This Word!

noun Slang.

a clumsy, awkward person.
a stupid or foolish person; blockhead.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON “ITS” VS. “IT’S”!

Apostrophes can be tricky; prove you know the difference between it’s and its in this crafty quiz!
Question 1 of 12
On the farm, the feed for chicks is significantly different from the roosters’; ______ not even comparable.

Origin of klutz

1965–70, Americanism;<Yiddish klots literally, wooden beam <Middle High German kloc (German Klotz)
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

British Dictionary definitions for klutz

klutz
/ (klʌts) /

noun

US and Canadian slang a clumsy or stupid person
klutzy, adjective
from German Klotz dolt; compare clot
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Get Online Help For Kids!