ham-hand·​ed ˈham-ˌhan-dəd How to pronounce ham-handed (audio)
: lacking dexterity or grace : heavy-handed
ham-handedly adverb
ham-handedness noun

Word History

First Known Use

1918, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ham-handed was in 1918

Dictionary Entries Near ham-handed

Cite this Entry

“Ham-handed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ham-handed. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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