ham-handed

adjective ham-hand·ed \ ˈham-ˌhan-dəd \

Definition of ham-handed

: lacking dexterity or grace : heavy-handed

ham-handedly

play \ˈham-ˌhan-dəd-lē\ adverb

ham-handedness

play \ˈham-ˌhan-dəd-nəs\ noun

First Known Use of ham-handed

1918


HAM-HANDED Defined for English Language Learners

ham-handed

adjective

Definition of ham-handed for English Language Learners

  • : awkward or clumsy



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