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butterfingers

noun [S] uk   /ˈbʌt.əˌfɪŋ.ɡəz/  us   /ˈbʌt̬.ɚˌfɪŋ.ɡɚz/ humorous
a person who drops things they are carrying or trying to catch: [as form of address] "Butterfingers!" she called as I dropped the hot plates.
Translations of “butterfingers”
in Korean 물건을 잘 떨어뜨리는 부주의한 사람…
in Arabic مُهمِل…
in Portuguese mão-furada…
in Catalan maldestre…
in Japanese よく物を落とす人, 不器用な人…
in Italian mani di ricotta/pastafrolla…
in Chinese (Traditional) 拿東西不穩的人…
in Chinese (Simplified) 拿东西不稳的人…
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