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A clumsy person, especially one who fails to hold a catch.
blunderer, incompetent, amateur, bumbler, botcher, clown, hopeless caseView synonyms
- ‘But the butterfingers company boss Jerry Sanders later let them slip through his fingers.’
- ‘The whole staff was just a bunch of wacky butterfingers who made the same mistake over and over again.’
- ‘But the really annoying people said things like ‘hey, I heard what happened, butterfingers.’’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Hold your horses, butterfingers, I'll be there in a minute!’
- ‘The result: timeless songs full of jangling guitars and giggling vocals and lyrics about being a lovesick butterfingers in a world of emotional icebergs.’
- ‘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.’
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