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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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(functioning as singular) informal a person who drops things inadvertently or fails to catch things
ˈbutterˌfingered adj
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(ˈbʌt ərˌfɪŋ gɛrz)

n., pl. -gers. (used with a sing. v.)
a person who frequently drops things; clumsy person.
but′ter•fin`gered, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.butterfingers - someone who drops things (especially one who cannot catch a ball)
clumsy person - a person with poor motor coordination
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أصابِعٌ رَخْوَه
sakar kimse


[ˈbʌtəˌfɪŋgəz] Nmanazas mf
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[ˈbʌtərfɪŋgərz] nmaladroit(e) m/f
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[ˈbʌtəˌfɪŋgəz] n (fam) → mani fpl di ricotta
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


(ˈbatə) noun
a fatty substance made from cream by churning.
to spread with butter. She buttered the bread.
ˈbuttery adjective
a buttery knife.
ˈbutterfingers noun
a person who is likely to drop things which he or she is carrying.
ˈbutterscotch (-skotʃ) noun
a kind of hard toffee made with butter.
butter up
to flatter (someone) usually because one wants him to do something for one.
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References in periodicals archive ?
There were dives but usually in the wrong direction by butterfingers who let go of catches at whim.
Realistically, many chinks still remain in Pakistan's cricketing armour: playing for personal glory rather than for the team, glaring lack of aggressive hitters, needless run outs, 'butterfingers' fielding, and a usually timorous and defensive, rather than an attacking, playing mindset.
"I pulled her out of her pram - I had butterfingers undoing the straps.
Improbably, they equalised before the break, Wyke pouncing on Lee Burge's butterfingers, then forcing the ball across for Grigg.
In one video members of the public could be heard shouting 'butterfingers', 'small arms' and saying that Pickford 'could not catch a ball.'.
According to reports, Pickford was subjected to what was described as "good-natured banter" rather than any malicious criticism of some of his recent mistakes for Everton -- being told he had "small arms" and "butterfingers".
For most of its history, Chicago produced about one-third of the nations candy, including Brachs Milk Maid Caramels, Snickers bar, Milky Way bar, Wrigleys Chewing Gum, Cracker Jack, Baby Ruth, Butterfingers, Tootsie Roll, and Frango Mint Chocolates.
I will neither admit nor deny that this year, a few Butterfingers were coincidentally stashed in our pantry for later.
India overcame a case of butterfingers to register a dominant seven-wicket win against Pakistan in the women's T20 World Cup at the Guyana National Stadium yesterday.
| Meanwhile, former Western Mail racing editor Brian Radford, who gave me the job of reporting on the Welsh point-to-point scene around half-a-century ago now, has teamed up with his granddaughter illustrator Faye Deacon and produced Welcome to Aber Tidy Doolally Valley where you will meet top jockey Willie Wynne, Butterfingers Jenkins, burglar Nick Silver and Dai "twp" Richards amongst others.
Imran must have been a safe pair of hands , because he didn't have the reputation of a butterfingers. But I don't think he was outstanding as a fielder.