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klutz

 (klŭts)
n. Slang
1. A clumsy person.
2. A stupid person; a dolt.

[Yiddish klots, from Middle High German kloz, block, lump, from Old High German.]

klutz′i·ness n.
klutz′y adj.

klutz

(klʌts)
n
slang US and Canadian a clumsy or stupid person
[from German Klotz dolt; compare clot]
ˈklutzy adj

klutz

(klʌts)

n. Slang.
1. a clumsy, awkward person.
2. a stupid or inept person; blockhead.
[1965–70, Amer.; < Yiddish klots literally, wooden beam < Middle High German kloc]
klutz′y, adj. klutz•i•er, klutz•i•est.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.klutz - (Yiddish) a clumsy doltklutz - (Yiddish) a clumsy dolt    
Yiddish - a dialect of High German including some Hebrew and other words; spoken in Europe as a vernacular by many Jews; written in the Hebrew script
dolt, dullard, pillock, poor fish, pudden-head, pudding head, stupe, stupid, stupid person - a person who is not very bright; "The economy, stupid!"

klutz

noun
Slang. A large, ungainly, and dull-witted person:
Informal: lummox.
Translations

klutz

[klʌts] N (US) → patoso/a m/f, torpe mf
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