butterfingers

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

butter ‎(A soft, fatty foodstuff made by churning the cream of milk) +‎ fingers ‎(One of the long extremities of the hand), suggesting that someone is clumsy and drops things because their hands are coated in slippery butter.

Noun[edit]

butterfingers ‎(plural butterfingers)

  1. someone who is clumsy or uncoordinated; a klutz; someone who tends to drop things
    I am such a butterfingers. That's the third drink I've spilled today.

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