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fat-finger

[fat-fing-ger] /ˈfætˌfɪŋ gər/
adjective
1.
noting or pertaining to errors made by hitting the wrong key or button on a keyboard, keypad, or number pad: fat-finger dialing errors;
a large number of typos evidencing the fat-finger syndrome.
verb (used with object)
2.
to make an error in or on (something) by hitting the wrong key or button: I must have fat-fingered my username.
You can easily fat-finger the tiny keyboard on this device.
Origin
2000-2005
2000-05; so called from using the thumb to type, or accidentally hitting two keys with one finger
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British Dictionary definitions for fat finger

fat-finger

verb (intransitive) (informal)
1.
to make a mistake by pressing the wrong key on a keyboard or number pad
2.
to make an error that causes further problems
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