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butterfingered adj : not skillful in physical movement especially with the hands; "a bumbling mechanic"; "a bungling performance"; "ham-handed governmental interference"; "could scarcely empty a scuttle of ashes, so handless was the poor creature"- Mary H. Vorse [syn: bumbling, bungling, ham-fisted, ham-handed, handless, heavy-handed, left-handed]

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Etymology

From butter fingers.

Adjective

  1. prone to dropping things; clumsy
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