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.
These Plain Words Have Very Odd Origin StoriesOver the years, these words have gone on a journey from signifying creepy, strange, antithetical, and even paranormal ideas to taking on the standard meanings we know and understand today.
- klumpke's paralysis,
- kléber, jean baptiste,
Origin of klutzy
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