Hamfist



noun

A large fist, big as a ham: His huge hamfist had landed me a vicious blow (1920s+)

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    [ham-han-did] /ˈhæmˈhæn dɪd/ adjective 1. clumsy, inept, or heavy-handed: a ham-handed approach to dealing with people that hurts a lot of feelings. adjective Crude and clumsy; lacking in finesse: his hamfisted approach to a delicate matter ( first form 1918+, second 1928+)

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    [ham-han-did] /ˈhæmˈhæn dɪd/ adjective 1. clumsy, inept, or heavy-handed: a ham-handed approach to dealing with people that hurts a lot of feelings. adjective Crude and clumsy; lacking in finesse: his hamfisted approach to a delicate matter ( first form 1918+, second 1928+)

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