Cackhanded

lefthanded

Dictionary of Australian slang . 2013.

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  • cackhanded — [kak′han΄did] adj. 1. [Brit. Informal] left handed 2. clumsy; awkward * * * …   Universalium

  • cackhanded — [kak′han΄did] adj. 1. [Brit. Informal] left handed 2. clumsy; awkward …   English World dictionary

  • cackhanded — I Australian Slang lefthanded II Kiwi (New Zealand Slang) left handed, southpaw …   English dialects glossary

  • cackhanded — left handed, southpaw …   Kiwi (New Zealand slang)

  • cackhanded — adj. (of a person) frequently dropping or breaking things …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cack-handed — [19] Cack comes from a 15thcentury dialect verb meaning ‘defecate’, which probably came from Middle Dutch cacken. It goes back via Latin cacāre to an ultimate Indo European base *kak , from which a lot of other Indo European languages get words… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • cack-handed — [19] Cack comes from a 15thcentury dialect verb meaning ‘defecate’, which probably came from Middle Dutch cacken. It goes back via Latin cacāre to an ultimate Indo European base *kak , from which a lot of other Indo European languages get words… …   Word origins

  • Don Juan, you —    ‘Don’t trifle with her affections, you Don Juan!’ says a friend to Jos Sedley, in Thackeray’s Vanity Fair, knowing that the fat and ridiculous Jos will be mightily pleased with the description. The original Don Juan was Juan Tenorio of Seville …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • mate —    The original meaning of this word was ‘one with whom one shared meat’, but it has long had the more general sense of ‘companion’, ‘friend’. It is a very commonly used vocative in British English amongst workingclass speakers. It is often used… …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

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