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klutz

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noun \ˈkləts\

Simple Definition of klutz

  • : a person who often drops things, falls down, etc. : a clumsy person

Full Definition of klutz

  1. :  a clumsy person

klutz·i·ness play \ˈklət-sē-nəs\ noun
klutzy play \ˈklət-sē\ adjective

Examples of klutz

  1. I'm a complete klutz on the dance floor.

  2. <how can she be such a klutz after studying ballet for so many years?>



Origin of klutz

Yiddish klots, literally, wooden beam, from Middle High German kloz lumpy mass — more at clout


First Known Use: 1960


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