Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having slippery or weak fingers; clumsy in the use of the hands.
- adj. prone to dropping things; clumsy
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Apt to let things fall, or to let them slip away; not skillful in using the hands; slippery; careless.
- adj. lacking physical movement skills, especially with the hands
- From butter fingers. (Wiktionary)
“Pakistan coach Intikhab Alam admitted his country has a cultural problem when it comes to fielding as the tourists '' butterfingered 'summer continued to haunt them on day one of the third Test against Australia at Bellerive on Thursday.”
“I wonder if the high rate of butterfingered notebook computer owners suggests that those daft enough to take a computer to the beach are also daft enough not to look after it properly!”
“For the chronically butterfingered there's even a magnified input area from which you can adjust your "ink" to whatever size you please—no reading glasses necessary.”
“With Marco Pierre White's unruly hair and Jay Rayner's beard, Roland seems a composite of the sort of modern foodie we associate with frantic TV kitchens full of effing and blinding, so it was refreshing the way he suffered his fools – dim waitress Kiki, butterfingered Axel ( "Careful with the plates – you're not at a Greek wedding") – like children with learning difficulties.”
“We dropped the hammer on the villains," said Colby, either mired in cliches, or else bragging about how butterfingered they were with their tool belt.”
“She starts out in a vision as a jazz club singer and turns up later as a butterfingered attorney bound for Kenya.”
“The butterfingered Vikings fumbled six times, including a pair by tailback Adrian Peterson, but the Saints recovered only three of the bobbles.”
“Gano missing two kicks of under 35 yards, which some high school kickers could even call automatic, Chris Wilson’s costly fumble on the opening second half kickoff, and Hunter Smith’s butterfingered selfishness for not even giving Gano the chance to miss the equalizer, were all big game costing blunders.”
“You may well have described the entire thing to me in considerable detail with accompanying slides, my butterfingered memory could easily have retained no trace of it.”
“When the movie does depart from its origins, the results are either farcical misfiring or butterfingered moral downward spiraling.”
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