klutz

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noun \ˈkləts\

Definition of klutz

  1. :  a clumsy person

klutziness

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klutzy

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Examples of klutz in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of klutz

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


First Known Use: 1960


KLUTZ Defined for English Language Learners

klutz

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noun \ˈkləts\

Definition of klutz for English Language Learners

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


KLUTZ Defined for Kids

klutz

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noun \ˈkləts\

Definition of klutz for Students

  1. :  a clumsy person


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