ham-fist·​ed ˈham-ˌfi-stəd How to pronounce ham-fisted (audio)

Examples of ham-fisted in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Even some of Newsom’s usual allies found this pandering ham-fisted, and more than a little insulting to Feinstein, just short of talking about her in past tense. The Editors, National Review, 5 Oct. 2023 With music and lyrics by Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard, the score is riddled with ham-fisted clichés about having no future and feeling misunderstood. Patrick Ryan, USA TODAY, 4 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ham-fisted was in 1928

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“Ham-fisted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ham-fisted. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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