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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fat fing-ger]
    • /fæt ˈfɪŋ gər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fat fing-ger]
    • /fæt ˈfɪŋ gər/

Definitions of fat-finger word

  • adjective fat-finger noting or pertaining to errors made by hitting the wrong key or button on a keyboard, keypad, or number pad: fat-finger dialing errors; a large number of typos evidencing the fat-finger syndrome. 1
  • verb with object fat-finger to make an error in or on (something) by hitting the wrong key or button: I must have fat-fingered my username. You can easily fat-finger the tiny keyboard on this device. 1
  • verb fat-finger to make a mistake by pressing the wrong key on a keyboard or number pad 0
  • verb fat-finger to make an error that causes further problems 0
  • verb fat-finger (Transitive Verb) INF To make errors in typing on a keyboard or keypad by accidentally striking more than one key simultaneously with one finger. 0

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Origin of fat-finger

First appearance:

before 2000
One of the 1% newest English words
First recorded in 2000-05; so called from using the thumb to type, or accidentally hitting two keys with one finger

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Parts of speech for Fat-finger


fat-finger popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 7% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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