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Meaning of "butterfingered" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF BUTTERFINGERED

butterfingered  [ˈbʌtəˌfɪŋɡəd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BUTTERFINGERED

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Butterfingered is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES BUTTERFINGERED MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of butterfingered in the English dictionary

The definition of butterfingered in the dictionary is prone to dropping things accidentally, or not catching them, particularly in sports involving catching a ball, or holding something firmly.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BUTTERFINGERED


ahungered
əˈhʌŋɡəd
anhungered
ænˈhʌŋɡəd
anhungred
ænˈhʌŋɡəd
Beghard
ˈbɛɡəd
beleaguered
bɪˈliːɡəd
buggered
ˈbʌɡəd
disfigured
dɪsˈfɪɡəd
figured
ˈfɪɡəd
fingered
ˈfɪŋɡəd
haggard
ˈhæɡəd
jiggered
ˈdʒɪɡəd
lagered
ˈlɑːɡəd
laggard
ˈlæɡəd
niggard
ˈnɪɡəd
nimble-fingered
ˌnɪmbəlˈfɪŋɡəd
sluggard
ˈslʌɡəd
staggard
ˈstæɡəd
staggered
ˈstæɡəd
sugared
ˈʃʊɡəd
triggered
ˈtrɪɡəd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BUTTERFINGERED

butterfat
butterfat cheque
Butterfield
butterfingers
butterfish
butterflies
butterfly
butterfly ballot
butterfly bush
butterfly collar
butterfly diagram
butterfly effect
butterfly fish
butterfly knot
butterfly net
butterfly nut
butterfly stroke
butterfly valve
butterfly weed
butterflyer

WORDS THAT END LIKE BUTTERFINGERED

bothered
centered
chartered
considered
covered
endangered
langered
layered
light-fingered
ordered
powdered
recovered
registered
remembered
scattered
sticky-fingered
unanswered
unendangered
unscavengered
what the doctor ordered

Synonyms and antonyms of butterfingered in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «butterfingered» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BUTTERFINGERED

Find out the translation of butterfingered to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of butterfingered from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «butterfingered» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

butterfingered
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

butterfingered
570 millions of speakers

English

butterfingered
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

butterfingered
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

butterfingered
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

слабыми руками
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

butterfingered
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

butterfingered
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

butterfingered
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Butterfingered
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

butterfingered
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

butterfingered
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

butterfingered
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Butterfingered
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

butterfingered
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

butterfingered
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बटरफर्डिंग
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sakar
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

butterfingered
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

butterfingered
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

слабкими руками
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

butterfingered
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

butterfingered
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

onhandig
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

butterfingered
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

butterfingered
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of butterfingered

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BUTTERFINGERED»

The term «butterfingered» is used very little and occupies the 175.405 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BUTTERFINGERED» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about butterfingered

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BUTTERFINGERED»

Discover the use of butterfingered in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to butterfingered and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Censored by Confucius: Ghost Stories by Yuan Mei
Butterfingered. Scholar. Wu. In May of 1760, during the reign of the Qianlong emperor, the head prefect of Feng County, Lu Shichang, set about revising the local gazetteer. He hired a scholar from Suzhou by the name of Wu as the project's ...
Louise Edwards, Kam Louie, Yuan Mei, Mei Yuan, Louise P. Edwards, 1996
2
Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary ...
She must not be butterfingered, sweettoothed, nor faint hearted; for the first will let everything fall, etc. 1857. Hood, Pen and PencilPictures,141. Hewasa slovenly player, and went among the cricket loversby the sobriquet of butterfingers. 1861.
Anonymous
3
Popular Photography
butterfingered. fumble: Concentrate. on. everything. but. your. camera,. and. it'. 11 . strike. your loose lugs secured properly—it's a lot cheaper then repairing a camera. A less common strap-lug ailment is excessive wear. Usually this affects pros ...
4
The Poetry of Simon Armitage: A Study Guide for GCSE Students
Onthe simplest level, this can bewith a single word, such as 'in my butterfingered way' in 'I am very bothered whenI think'. 'Butterfingered' here makes the reader think of clumsiness, butalsoof butter placed on the fingers to soothe a burn.
Tony Childs, 2012
5
Butterfingers and Secrets
Maisy, a butterfingered old lady from a family of witches, is their only hope. Maisy can't get anything right. Every time she tries to fix her cousin Egbert's spells, Maisy makes it worse. Can she get it right for once and save the day?
‎2009
6
Boating
Butterfingered skippers can hang it up in the pilothouse or by the tiller in the cockpit. The centennial issue tells the story of one Eldridge fan who, “faced with discriminating guests aboard and having no lemons to make a twist, tore small bits ...
7
Popular Photography - ND
But Henderson goes on to say how delighted he was to hear Shaw confess that his own experience as a critic and picture fancier had sophisticated him so thoroughly that “those accidental imitations of the products of the old butterfingered ...
8
Fraser's Magazine
But " Fate forbade :" in scholastic merit 1 was second, and decidedly and hopelessly second, to Gordon; in sport and gymnastics Kerry took the lead ; I, alas ! was too short-legged for a good leaper, and butterfingered at a catch. Glory at these ...
James Anthony Froude, John Tulloch, Thomas Carlyle, 1841
9
Boys' Life
M A M as the owner taking a big chance to put T T butterfingered Skip Thomas in a ceramics plant full of fragile pots? < Many mountains of the world are higher and some. was wandering through the secondary at three-quarter speed, the ...
10
Thinking about Cultural Resource Management: Essays from the ...
For example, they could acknowledge the likelihood that some percentage of their loan guarantees would permit butterfingered home carpenters like me to acquire historic buildings in historic districts and work their wills on them. They could ...
Thomas F. King, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BUTTERFINGERED»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term butterfingered is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Nike Puts A Target On Tennessee's Football Gloves
Can design help correct for butterfingered receivers who keep fumbling the pigskin? The Tennessee Athletics is hoping so. As part of a new ... «Co.Design, Jul 15»
2
Museum's appeal to find boy who accidentally smashed ancient jug …
The butterfingered boy was visiting Ipswich Museum last summer when he knocked a 10in tall 18th Century Delft puzzle jug off a window ledge. «Mirror.co.uk, Jun 15»
3
Samsung's Two-Pronged Invasion of the Mobile Enterprise
Fourth-generation Gorilla Glass from Corning keeps the touchscreen and back panel free from scratches, as a few butterfingered drops of ... «Datamation, Jun 15»
4
Dinosaur blood found in 'crap' specimens
Indeed, the scientists were so surprised by the discovery that they initially dismissed the findings as the results of a butterfingered researcher ... «Alphr, Jun 15»
5
RedBlacks lineback Pruneau overambitious? Absolutely
Was it all the fault of butterfingered receivers? What about the wayward balls thrown by quarterback Henry Burris? And now he's 40? «Ottawa Sun, Jun 15»
6
The LG G4: A Dad's Review
It did handle casual use extremely well, but I'd recommend a sturdy case if you believe it will end up in possession of a butterfingered child. «GeekDad, Jun 15»
7
First Read's Morning Clips
... dealings (especially their seedier side), and, perhaps most critically, his confidence in the face of lackluster polls and butterfingered fumbling. «NBCNews.com, Jun 15»
8
Stop comparing Washington to Game of Thrones
... to Washington's dewy-eyed view that there's no greater virtue—and that's always been D.C.'s favorite way of romanticizing its butterfingered ... «Politico, May 15»
9
Disney asks visitors not to wave 3-foot-long metal poles around on …
... that selfie-stick usage at Coachella would end with a four-year-old getting a concussion because some butterfingered shutterbug accidentally ... «A.V. Club, May 15»
10
Almost all smartphones sold today have the same two flaws -- and …
... onto concrete, let alone a 4-foot fall onto a gymnasium floor that a butterfingered friend of mine experienced recently (the screen shattered). «CNET, May 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Butterfingered [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/butterfingered>. Jul 2021 ».
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