butterfingered

adjective
but·​ter·​fin·​gered | \ ˈbə-tər-ˌfiŋ-gərd How to pronounce butterfingered (audio) \

Definition of butterfingered

: apt to let things fall or slip through the fingers : careless

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butterfingers \ ˈbə-​tər-​ˌfiŋ-​gərz How to pronounce butterfingered (audio) \ noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction

Examples of butterfingered in a Sentence

I'm so butterfingered this morning—I keep dropping things.

First Known Use of butterfingered

1615, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of butterfingered was in 1615

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“Butterfingered.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/butterfingered. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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