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ham–handed

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adjective ham–hand·ed \-ˌhan-dəd\

Simple Definition of ham–handed

  • : awkward or clumsy

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of ham–handed

  1. :  lacking dexterity or grace :  heavy-handed

ham–handedly play \-lē\ adverb
ham–handedness play \-dəd-nəs\ noun

1918

First Known Use of ham–handed

1918


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