hand·​i·​ly ˈhan-də-lē How to pronounce handily (audio)
: in a dexterous manner
: easily
defeated the other candidate handily
: conveniently nearby

Examples of handily in a Sentence

He won the card game handily. handily whipped up a fluffy meringue and spread it on the pie
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Word History

First Known Use

1659, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of handily was in 1659

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“Handily.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/handily. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition


hand·​i·​ly ˈhan-də-lē How to pronounce handily (audio)
: in a skillful manner
: easily sense 1
won handily

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