butterfingers

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n butterfingers someone who drops things (especially one who cannot catch a ball)
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Butterfinger candy bar was first produced by Chicago's Curtiss Candy Co. in 1923. As an advertising ploy, candy bars were dropped from an airplane on cities in 40 states.
    • n butterfingers One who lets drop anything he ought to hold; a butter-fingered person; specifically, in base-ball and cricket, one who ‘muffs’ a ball.
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Idioms

Butterfingers - Someone who has butterfingers is clumsy and drops things.
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Usage

In literature:

You have just permitted the cleverest rascal in the state to slip through your butterfingers.
"Hearts and Masks" by Harold MacGrath
Tony Haunts the Butterfinger Building.
"The Best Short Stories of 1915" by Various
I'm a butterfingers, Polly.
"Harbor Tales Down North" by Norman Duncan
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In news:

Chowing down on a box of Butterfinger Minis during a screening of Meet the Spartans, you will truly understand what that means.
Butterfingers stunt tweaks Patriots' dropped pass.
An online pawnbroker dumped hundreds of Butterfinger candy bars in Boston's Copley Square on Tuesday with a note: "Thank you Wes Welker.".
Butterfinger candy bar s cut into 1 pieces.
Our panel of eighth-graders say Nestle's Butterfinger Stixx are 'like a regular Butterfinger, only lighter.'.
Mixed Feelings About Pinky -Sized Butterfinger.
Smooth and creamy low-fat YoCrunchVanilla yogurt is paired with crunchy Butterfinger and Strawberry-Bananais joined by 100% natural low-fat granola.
A Butterfinger brownie, chocolate chip cupcake and pumpkin loaf at Little Cups & Grown Ups in Battle Ground.
Frozen custard from Old School Custard , with add-ins of sprinkles and Butterfinger pieces.
Butterfinger cookie from Over the Top Gourmet Cookies.
Nestle has introduced new candy treats this season, the Sweetarts Merry Mix and Butterfinger Fun Book.
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