klutz

noun
\ˈkləts \

Definition of klutz 

: a clumsy person

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Other Words from klutz

klutziness \ ˈklət-​sē-​nəs \ noun
klutzy \ ˈklət-​sē \ adjective

Synonyms for klutz

Synonyms

butterfingers, dub, looby, lubber, lummox, spaz [slang]

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Examples of klutz in a Sentence

I'm a complete klutz on the dance floor. how can she be such a klutz after studying ballet for so many years?

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Ben Michael is endearing as Henri Baurel, the rich young man who despite being something of a klutz, dreams of being a nightclub performer. Theodore P. Mahne, NOLA.com, "C'est magnifique! Saenger's 'An American in Paris' dances its way into audience's heart," 31 Jan. 2018 Kathryn Hahn, playing Chris Kraus, makes a winning klutz. Jia Tolentino, The New Yorker, "Weekly Culture Review: Feist, and Other Refuges from a Tornado of News," 20 May 2017 Graceful strolling guaranteed, even for the chronic klutzes. Laura Grace Weldon, WIRED, "Time To Develop Brilliant Trousers," 24 Oct. 2011

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First Known Use of klutz

1959, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for klutz

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

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klutz

noun

English Language Learners Definition of klutz

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

klutz

noun
\ˈkləts \

Kids Definition of klutz

: a clumsy person

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