This page is about the slang term klutz

American and Australian English offensive!


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!


This 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

a. very mean

b. very clumsy

c. very poor
a) very mean b) very clumsy c) very poor

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Contributor: Matt Errey