adjective, klutz·i·er, klutz·i·est. Slang.
  1. clumsy; awkward: If you weren't so klutzy you wouldn't have dropped it.
  2. unwieldy; bulky or awkward: a klutzy pair of boots.
  3. inept or thoughtless; boneheaded: a klutzy remark.

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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