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[kluht-see] /ˈklʌt si/
adjective, klutzier, klutziest. Slang.
clumsy; awkward:
If you weren't so klutzy you wouldn't have dropped it.
unwieldy; bulky or awkward:
a klutzy pair of boots.
inept or thoughtless; boneheaded:
a klutzy remark.
Origin of klutzy
1960-65, Americanism; klutz + -y1
Related forms
klutziness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It is set in a run-down diner where a bumbling short-order cook and a klutzy waitress work.
  • The second segment is about a tap-dance instructor trying to cope with the affections of a klutzy student who has a crush on her.
Word Origin and History for klutzy

1965, from klutz + -y (2). Related: Klutziness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for klutzy


  1. Stupid; idiotic: any clever kid playing a klutzy kid
  2. Clumsy; unhandy (1968+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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