klutz

[ kluhts ]
/ klʌts /

noun Slang.

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

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Origin of klutz

1965–70, Americanism;<Yiddish klots literally, wooden beam <Middle High German kloc (German Klotz)
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British Dictionary definitions for klutz

klutz
/ (klʌts) /

noun

US and Canadian slang a clumsy or stupid person

Derived forms of klutz

klutzy, adjective

Word Origin for klutz

from German Klotz dolt; compare clot
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