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An extremely inept or clumsy person.
[After a cartoon character created in 1942 by George Baker (1915-1975).]
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slang US an inept person who makes mistakes despite good intentions
[C20: from a cartoon character created by G. Baker, US cartoonist]
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a pathetically inept person.
[after the cartoon character created in 1942 by U.S. cartoonist George Baker (1915–75)]
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