klutz

[kluhts]
noun Slang.
1.
a clumsy, awkward person.
2.
a stupid or foolish person; blockhead.

Origin:
1965–70, Americanism; < Yiddish klots literally, wooden beam < Middle High German kloc (German Klotz)

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klutz (klʌts)
 
n
slang (US), (Canadian) a clumsy or stupid person
 
[from German Klotz dolt; compare clot]
 
'klutzy
 
adj

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klutz
1965 (implied in klutzy), Amer.Eng., from Yiddish klots "clumsy person, blockhead," lit. "block, lump," from M.H.G. klotz "lump, ball."
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klutz definition

[kləts] and [klɑts]
and klotz
  1. n.
    a stupid and clumsy person. : Don't be a klutz!
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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Example sentences
In other words, the tourist bet that you weren't a hopeless klutz.
Klutz opined that the highest and best use before the taking was agricultural or residential use.
The school klutz was suddenly the center of attention.
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