adjective, klutz·i·er, klutz·i·est. Slang.

clumsy; awkward: If you weren't so klutzy you wouldn't have dropped it.
unwieldy; bulky or awkward: a klutzy pair of boots.
inept or thoughtless; boneheaded: a klutzy remark.

Nearby words

  1. kludge,
  2. klug,
  3. klumpke's paralysis,
  4. klunker,
  5. klutz,
  6. klydonograph,
  7. klystron,
  8. kléber,
  9. kléber, jean baptiste,
  10. klösse

Origin of klutzy

An Americanism dating back to 1960–65; klutz + -y1

Related formsklutz·i·ness, noun

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Word Origin and History for klutziness



1965, from klutz + -y (2). Related: Klutziness.

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