Definition of butterfingers in English:

butterfingers

noun

informal
  • A clumsy person, especially one who fails to hold a catch.

    • ‘The whole staff was just a bunch of wacky butterfingers who made the same mistake over and over again.’
    • ‘Hold your horses, butterfingers, I'll be there in a minute!’
    • ‘But the really annoying people said things like ‘hey, I heard what happened, butterfingers.’’
    • ‘The result: timeless songs full of jangling guitars and giggling vocals and lyrics about being a lovesick butterfingers in a world of emotional icebergs.’
    • ‘But the butterfingers company boss Jerry Sanders later let them slip through his fingers.’
    • ‘Newton, much closer in spirit and physique to Hepburn, is funny and lovely throughout, but this is a two-hander and butterfingers Wahlberg isn't there to catch what she so ably throws his way.’
    • ‘Unfortunately I'm a butterfingers and grabbed the door latch when I got a hold and the door swung open, with me on it.’
    • ‘Glasgow's first try had come even before Murray had left the field when flanker Stevie Swindall took advantage of some butterfingers to grab an early touchdown.’
    blunderer, incompetent, amateur, bumbler, botcher, clown, hopeless case
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Pronunciation

butterfingers

/ˈbʌtəfɪŋɡəz/