American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A person who tends to drop things.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who lets drop anything he ought to hold; a butter-fingered person; specifically, in base-ball and cricket, one who ‘muffs’ a ball.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. someone who drops things (especially one who cannot catch a ball); a person who is butter-fingered.
- n. someone who drops things (especially one who cannot catch a ball)
- From butter (a slippery substance) + finger (Wiktionary)
“Unfortuntely butterfingers is president, so staying there is probably more of a broken pottery situation than leaving at this point.”
“I used to play with my brothers at home, but they always called me 'butterfingers'; so I've quite given it up, and I won't even field for them now.”
“In the past, he has referred to one (Kwame Brown) as "butterfingers" and another (Vladimir Radmanovic) as a "space cadet.”
“In the past, he has referred to one Kwame Brown as "butterfingers" and another”
“: England goalkeeper Robert Air Force One Green dominated the headlines as a "butterfingers" after ...”
“Pakistan has had another attack of the 'butterfingers', costing the tourists the chance to put Australia, and captain Ricky Ponting in particular, under severe pressure on the opening day of the third Test at Bellerive Oval.”
“butterfingers' as he brought up an unbeaten half-century to guide his team out of early trouble on the opening day of the third Test at Bellerive Oval.”
“butterfingers' as he brought up only his second Test century on his home ground to guide his team out of early trouble on the opening day of the third Test at Bellerive Oval.”
“She was born with butterfingers and was a magnet for disaster, a one-woman wrecking ball.”
“The knife that precedes the bigger knife that precedes the spoon that precedes the flat fork, with stuff like that I'm all butterfingers”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘butterfingers’.
Things that sound edible but are not (usually). See Liberty's To Eat, or Not to Eat? for more diet food.
A list of compound derogatory names such as gapeseed, muckworm and lickspittle. Your one-word contributions to this list are welcome.
See sionnach's list derogatory terms I should use ...
Input limited to 30 seconds, so we needed to find cost-effective ways to become a part of your life. Uninvited houseguest technology: the link technique, thoughts as real estate. The full potential...
An extensive list I have been working on for quite some time. Feel free to add more of the kind if you miss any.
Nouns that are common in plural form but are non-existent or rarely used in singular form.
My B Words
The finger list, that is!
*interesting* -nge/-nge- words
Moja lista ; )
Looking for tweets for butterfingers.