ham handed

ham-handed

[ham-han-did]
adjective
clumsy, inept, or heavy-handed: a ham-handed approach to dealing with people that hurts a lot of feelings.
Also, especially British, ham-fisted [ham-fis-tid] .


Origin:
1915–20

hamhandedness; especially British, hamfistedness, noun
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ham-handed

adjective
lacking physical movement skills, especially with the hands; "a bumbling mechanic"; "a bungling performance"; "ham-handed governmental interference"; "could scarcely empty a scuttle of ashes, so handless was the poor creature"- Mary H. Vorse [syn: bumbling
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