[ kluht-see ]
/ ˈklʌt si /
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.
amateurish, artless, bulky, bumbling, bungling, butterfingers, clumsy, coarse, gawky, graceless, green, incompetent, inept, inexpert, lumbering, lumpish, maladroit, oafish, rude, stiff
- klumpke's paralysis,
- kléber, jean baptiste,
Origin of klutzy
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Examples from the Web for klutzy
Romney, meanwhile, is having a klutzy week, kissing off as “not very much” what turned out to be $374,000 in speaking fees.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper