klutz

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From the Yiddish קלאָץ (klots, wooden beam), cognate with German Klotz (block, lump).

Noun[edit]

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klutz (plural klutzes)

  1. (US, pejorative) A clumsy or stupid person.
    • "Mel, back home we'd call you a klutz."
      Melissa: "Use a lot of Yiddish back in Texas, do you?"
      — Ultimate Daredevil and Elektra.
    • "Out of [one abortion doctor's] first six months of work, there are nine malpractice suits ... After it was apparent the guy was a klutz, they kept using him, and trying to cover for him, because they couldn't find another provider."
      — Dr. Robert Crist, abortion doctor, St. Petersburg Times, June 3, 1990