from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Left-handed on both sides; clumsy; -- opposed to ambidexter.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Unable to use either hand with facility: the opposite of ambidextrous.


First attested in English in 1646: from Latin ambilaevus (ambi- ("both") + laevus ("left"))[3], a calque of Ancient Greek ἀμφαρίστερος (ampharisteros, "with two left hands, awkward, clumsy")[4] from ἀμφί (amphi, "on both sides") + ἀριστερός (aristeros, "left"). (Wiktionary)


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