definition of Clutz by The Free Dictionary



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.

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slang US and Canadian a clumsy or stupid person

[from German Klotz dolt; compare clot]

ˈklutzy adj

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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.

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