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pl.n. (used with a sing. verb)
A person who tends to drop things.

but′ter·fin′gered adj.
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Adj.1.butterfingered - 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
maladroit - not adroit; "a maladroit movement of his hand caused the car to swerve"; "a maladroit translation"; "maladroit propaganda"
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Butterfingered Williams, of Mollington Road, Wallasey, then dropped one knife in the shop and also fumbled the second blade on his dash back home.
BRAD JONES A 'good shot-stopper' but alarmingly butterfingered on crosses, the long-time Aussie understudy keeper caused palpitations among Boro fans who were staggered when he joined Liverpool for PS2.5m in 2010.
But they will have to overturn a shocking butterfingered record behind the stumps to make it count in the second Test starting today at Lord's.
But after Corbyn saw him off, plenty of the leader's supporters had continuing doubts about the future, thanks to everything from his often butterfingered approach to administration, through a big split within Momentum, and on to all those dire polling numbers.
That was as good as it got for the butterfingered home side, who dropped countless chances, Courtney Lawes, Louis Picamoles and Michael Paterson among the culprits.
KARACHI -- Butterfingered Pakistan fielders made their bowlers toil hard on the opening day of the Khulna Test against Bangladesh as the hosts expectedly buckled down in the longest format too proving that their successes in the shorter formats were no fluke.
That may be dependent on how Ridley responds to his latest butterfingered bobble.
More butterfingered Granite State Republicans: State Rep.
Half centuries by captain Misbah-ul-Haq and Asad Shafiq helped Pakistan recover to 256-7 against butterfingered England on day one of the second test on Wednesday.
The narrative abounds with glib, too-cute language: "America probably would've launched a urinal cake into orbit that day as long as it fit the nose cone"; or "A full reel of stuff measured a foot across and weighed thirty-five pounds, easily capable of fracturing the metatarsals on any butterfingered assistant." Such witty similes and metaphors might be tantalizingly delightful in a Tom Robbins' novel but seem displaced in a history--even a popular history for the masses.
Summary: It is testament to the Arab League's butterfingered way that when it proposed Syria's government and opposition hold discussions in Cairo the suggestion was unpalatable to both sides.
He's also bringing back his bizarre assortment of friends and relatives, including hapless best mate Omelette and chart pop-loving Nan, and there's a chance to see Simon Brodkin (left) - the comic genius behind Lee's baseball cap and polo shirt - in a variety of his other guises, including butterfingered maternity ward medic Doctor Bob.