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 definition


  1. mod.
    lacking dexterity; clumsy. : If I wasn't so ham-handed, I could probably fix the thing myself.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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