Klutz



[kluhts] /klʌts/

noun, Slang.
1.
a clumsy, awkward person.
2.
a stupid or foolish person; blockhead.
/klʌts/
noun
1.
(US & Canadian, slang) a clumsy or stupid person
n.

1967, American English, from Yiddish klots “clumsy person, blockhead,” literally “block, lump,” from Middle High German klotz “lump, ball.” Cf. German klotz “boor, clod,” literally “wooden block” (cf. clot).

noun

[1968+; fr Yiddish, ”blockhead,” literally ”block”]

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    verb phrase To behave stupidly; tamper with clumsily (1960s+)

  • Klutziness

    [kluht-see] /ˈklʌt si/ adjective, klutzier, klutziest. Slang. 1. clumsy; awkward: If you weren’t so klutzy you wouldn’t have dropped it. 2. unwieldy; bulky or awkward: a klutzy pair of boots. 3. inept or thoughtless; boneheaded: a klutzy remark. adj. 1965, from klutz + -y (2). Related: Klutziness. adjective



  • Klutzy

    [kluht-see] /ˈklʌt si/ adjective, klutzier, klutziest. Slang. 1. clumsy; awkward: If you weren’t so klutzy you wouldn’t have dropped it. 2. unwieldy; bulky or awkward: a klutzy pair of boots. 3. inept or thoughtless; boneheaded: a klutzy remark. adj. 1965, from klutz + -y (2). Related: Klutziness. adjective

  • Kluver-bucy syndrome

    [kloo-ver-byoo-see] /ˈklu vərˈbyu si/ noun, Psychiatry. 1. a syndrome caused by bilateral injury to the temporal lobes and characterized by memory defect, hypersexuality, excessive oral behavior, and diminished fear reactions.



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