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ham-handed

[ham-han-did] /ˈhæmˈhæn dɪd/
adjective
1.
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] /ˈhæmˈfɪs tɪd/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1915-1920
1915-20
Related forms
hamhandedness; especially British, hamfistedness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for ham-fisted

ham-fisted

adjective
1.
(informal) lacking dexterity or elegance; clumsy
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Slang definitions & phrases for ham-fisted

ham-handed

adjective

Crude and clumsy; lacking in finesse: his hamfisted approach to a delicate matter ( first form 1918+, second 1928+)


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