adjective \ˈhan-dē\

: very useful or helpful

: near or close

: clever or skillful in using your hands, doing small jobs, etc.


Full Definition of HANDY

a :  conveniently near
b :  convenient for use
c of a ship :  easily handled
:  clever in using the hands especially in a variety of useful ways <handy with a hammer as well as with a paintbrush>
hand·i·ness noun

Examples of HANDY

  1. She's handy with a needle and thread.
  2. He's handy around the house.

First Known Use of HANDY



biographical name Han·dy \ˈhan-dē\

Definition of HANDY

W(illiam) C(hristopher) 1873–1958 Am. blues musician


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