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klutz American and Australian English Offensive

Meaning: a clumsy or foolish person

For example:

  • Why did you tell Barney to pick up the glassware? He's a klutz so he'd be bound to break something.

  • All he had to do was catch a simple pop-up and we would've won the Baseball World Series. But he dropped it! What a klutz!

Variety: This slang is typically used in American and Australian English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz:

A klutz is someone who is
  1. very mean
  2. very clumsy
  3. very poor

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