(hm"ft`tr), n. [From a negro minstrel song called "The ham-fat man."] A low-grade actor or performer; a ham. [Theatrical Slang]
Syn. -- ham.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]



adj. not skillful in physical movement especially with the hands; clumsy; bungling; -- also used metaphorically of actions; as, ham-handed governmental interference.
Syn. -- bumbling, bungling, butterfingered, handless, heavy-handed, left-handed.
[WordNet 1.5]


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