noun Etymology: Yiddish klots, literally, wooden beam, from Middle High German kloz lumpy mass — more at clout Date: 1960 a clumsy person • klutziness nounklutzy adjective

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  • klutz — 1967, Amer.Eng., from Yiddish klots clumsy person, blockhead, lit. block, lump, from M.H.G. klotz lump, ball. Cf. Ger. klotz boor, clod, lit. wooden block (Cf. CLOT (Cf. clot)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • klutz — [n] clumsy person bungler, butterfingers*, dolt, dullard, lummox, oaf; concept 412 …   New thesaurus

  • klutz — ► NOUN informal, chiefly N. Amer. ▪ a clumsy, awkward, or foolish person. DERIVATIVES klutzy adjective. ORIGIN Yiddish, wooden block …   English terms dictionary

  • klutz — ☆ klutz [kluts ] n. [< Yiddish klots, lit., wooden block, beam < MHG; akin to CLEAT, CLOD] Slang 1. a clumsy, awkward person 2. a stupid or dull person klutziness n. klutzy adj …   English World dictionary

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