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.

Origin of klutzy

An Americanism dating back to 1960–65; klutz + -y1
Related formsklutz·i·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for klutzy

Contemporary Examples of klutzy

  • Romney, meanwhile, is having a klutzy week, kissing off as “not very much” what turned out to be $374,000 in speaking fees.

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    What If Newt Wins S.C.?

    Howard Kurtz

    January 19, 2012

Word Origin and History for klutzy

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

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