klutz

noun \ ˈkləts \

Definition of klutz

:a clumsy person

klutziness

play \ˈklət-sē-nəs\ noun

klutzy

play \ˈklət-sē\ adjective

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?

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Origin and Etymology of klutz

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

klutz Synonyms

Synonyms
butterfingers, dub, looby, lubber, lummox, spaz [slang]
Related Words
clodhopper, gawk, gawky, lout, lump, oaf, tawpie [chiefly Scottish], tyke (also tike) [chiefly British]; bungler, duffer, fumbler, stumblebum, stumbler

KLUTZ Defined for English Language Learners

klutz

noun

Definition of klutz for English Language Learners

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


KLUTZ Defined for Kids

klutz

noun \ ˈkləts \

Definition of klutz for Students

:a clumsy person

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