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cack-handed

[kak-han-did] /ˈkækˈhæn dɪd/
adjective, Chiefly British Informal.
1.
clumsy; lacking skill with the hands.
2.
left-handed.
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  • It was hopelessly amateur and cack-handed but quite good fun.
British Dictionary definitions for cack-handed

cack-handed

/ˌkækˈhændɪd/
adjective (informal)
1.
left-handed
2.
clumsy
Word Origin
from dialect cack excrement, from the fact that clumsy people usually make a mess; via Middle Low German or Middle Dutch from Latin cacāre to defecate
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