Definition of hunt-and-peck in English:



  • Denoting or using an inexpert form of typing in which only one or two fingers are used.

    ‘hunt-and-peck computer users’
    • ‘It's just about impossible to type normally on the simulated keyboard, since it's across from the user's hands, not below them, making e-mail a hunt-and-peck affair.’
    • ‘Just look at parents who ask their kids to install parental monitoring software, CEOs who think password rules don't apply to them, and hunt-and-peck typists who can't press Ctrl-Alt-Del at the same time and never log off.’
    • ‘The idea of the Web as a place where we randomly surf for news or conduct task-oriented hunt-and-peck Web searches has given way to a new metaphor: the Web as virtual corner bar, where community and conversations reign.’
    • ‘Overall, I would not recommend this keyboard unless you are a hunt-and-peck typist, or type in the dark, and can cope with small keys.’