butter-fingered

 Said of persons who are apt to let things fall.

A glossary of provincial and local words used in England. . 1790.

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  • Butter-fingered — butterfingered ut ter*fin gered, Butter fingered But ter fin gered, a. Apt to let things fall, or to let them slip away; not skillful in using the hands; slippery; careless. Syn: bumbling, bungling, ham fisted, ham handed, handless, heavy handed …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • butter — O.E. butere butter, general W.Gmc. (Cf. O.Fris., O.H.G. butera, Ger. Butter, Du. boter), an early loan word from L. butyrum butter (Cf. It. burro, O.Fr. burre, Fr. beurre), from Gk. boutyron, perhaps lit. cow cheese, from bous …   Etymology dictionary

  • buttery-fingered — buttˈery fingered adjective Butterfingered • • • Main Entry: ↑butter …   Useful english dictionary

  • donkey —    A variant of ass, and used as a mildly insulting term to someone considered to be silly since the beginning of the nineteenth century. ‘You little donkey’ occurs in Charlotte Yonge’s Countess Kate. ‘You butter fingered donkey’ is used in… …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • butterfingered — ut ter*fin gered, Butter fingered But ter fin gered, a. Apt to let things fall, or to let them slip away; not skillful in using the hands; slippery; careless. Syn: bumbling, bungling, ham fisted, ham handed, handless, heavy handed, left handed.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • butterfingers — utterfingers n. someone who drops things (especially one who cannot catch a ball); a person who is butter fingered. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • lubberly — adj awkward, clumsy, inept, maladroit, heavy handed, blundering, bungling, gawky or gawk ish, ungainly, like a bull in a china shop, Inf. butter fingered, Sl. klutzy; loutish, oafish, doltish, lumpish, lumpen, cloddish, clodhopping, clownish;… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • unfit — [adj1] not appropriate or suited below par*, can’t make the grade*, debilitated, decrepit, discordant, down, dragging, feeble, flimsy, ill adapted, ill equipped, ill suited, improper, inadequate, inapplicable, inappropriate, incompatible,… …   New thesaurus

  • but|ter-fin|gered — «BUHT uhr FIHNG guhrd», adjective. Informal. apt to let things drop or slip through one s fingers: »The most butter fingered of incompetents…had no trouble at all installing the panels (New Yorker) …   Useful english dictionary


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