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Used to refer to clumsy or inaccurate typing, typically resulting from one finger striking two keys at the same time.‘the programming problem turned out to be a case of fat finger’[as modifier] ‘his texts are full of fat-finger mistakes’
- ‘Meanwhile, have they found out yet who has the fat finger on Wall Street?’
- ‘The TSE said the so-called "fat finger" mistake had had little impact on the market.’
- ‘Due to a fat-finger error on my part, the comments for several posts back were deleted a few minutes ago.’
- ‘Some reports claim the culprit was a fat finger on a computer somewhere that pressed the wrong key.’
- ‘But state and federal regulators say he and his son are two of the latest consumers to fall prey to a trick known as "fat finger dialing."’
- ‘It introduced a single XML schema to replace text messages and eliminate the fat finger process required to exchange information between the two modules.’
- ‘The company has sued rivals for allegedly stealing calls from toll-free operators through what is called a "fat-finger dialing" scheme.’
- ‘"There's a lot of fat finger errors that can occur whereas if you have open outcry sometimes, there's still a human element."’
- ‘The trader, who has not been named, was executing a trade in bonds when he made what is commonly called a "fat finger" mistake.’
verb[WITH OBJECT]informal, humorous
Type (something) inaccurately by striking two keys at the same time with one finger.‘you may have fat-fingered your password’
- ‘Ship spectrum data are periodically printed from AESOP and a Sailor must manually key, or "fat-finger," data into the Naval Text Message System.’
- ‘It was way too easy to fat-finger some code and not get a compile time error and not get a runtime error either until say a week or two after product goes out.’
- ‘Taylor says it was common for mechanics to "fat finger" a part number or shop order, which resulted in poor systems performance.’
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