Definition of Ham-fisted

1. Adjective. Lacking physical movement skills, especially with the hands. "Could scarcely empty a scuttle of ashes, so handless was the poor creature"




Definition of Ham-fisted

1. Adjective. Lacking skill in physical movement, especially with the hands ¹

2. Adjective. (by extension) Lacking skill in general ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ham-fisted

halvers
halves
halvesies
halving
halvings
halwa
halwe
halwes
halyard
halyards
halysin
halysites
halzoun
ham
ham-and-egger
ham-fisted (current term)
ham-handed
ham-handedly
ham-sandwich
ham actor
ham and eggs
ham e-mail
ham hock
ham it up
ham radio
ham sandwich
ham up
hamachi
hamada

Literary usage of Ham-fisted

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1. The Sirdar: Sir Reginald Wingate and the British Empire in the Middle East by M. W. Daly (1997)
"ham-fisted fund-raising campaigns for the Red Cross caused offense, bearing witness to the myopia of British officials who so frittered away their credit ..."

2. From Berlin to Bagdad: Behind the Scenes in the Near East by George Abel Schreiner (1918)
"A mighty blow over the heart, delivered by the ham-fisted corporal, felled him. It was the sort of blow that makes prize-fighters "groggy. ..."

3. From Berlin to Bagdad: Behind the Scenes in the Near East by George Abel Schreiner (1918)
"A mighty blow over the heart, delivered by the ham-fisted corporal, felled him. It was the sort of blow that makes prize-fighters "groggy. ..."

4. The Technical World Magazine (1912)
"One day a huge, red-faced, ham-fisted Irish railroad foreman clumped down the stilted sidewalk with a business proposition. "You've got th' best ov'ralls ..."

5. Paris Days and London Nights by Alice Ziska Snyder, Milton Valentine Snyder (1921)
"A mighty blow over the heart, delivered by the ham-fisted corporal, felled him. It was the sort of blow that makes prize-fighters "groggy. ..."

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