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Dec 12, 2018
This week’s theme
Words for Hangman

This week’s words
gyve
jinx
klutz
ilka
yclept

klutz
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klutz

PRONUNCIATION:
(kluts)

MEANING:
noun: A clumsy or stupid person.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Yiddish klots (wooden block), from German Klotz (wooden block). Earliest documented use: 1968. Don’t confuse this word with kludge. A Yiddish synonym is schlemiel.

USAGE:
“He’s a klutz, a danger to himself and others.”
Your Week on Free TV; Sydney Morning Herald (Australia); Sep 3, 2018.

See more usage examples of klutz in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

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