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handy

adjective \ˈhan-dē\

: very useful or helpful

: near or close

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

hand·i·erhand·i·est

Full Definition of HANDY

1
a :  conveniently near
b :  convenient for use
c of a ship :  easily handled
2
:  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

1650

Handy

biographical name Han·dy \ˈhan-dē\

Definition of HANDY

W(illiam) C(hristopher) 1873–1958 Am. blues musician
HANDIEST Defined for Kids

handy

adjective \ˈhan-dē\
hand·i·erhand·i·est

Definition of HANDY for Kids

1
:  very useful or helpful <a handy tool>
2
:  within easy reach <Keep a towel handy.>
3
:  clever or skillful especially with the hands <He's handy with a paintbrush.>

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