handiwork

noun hand·i·work \ ˈhan-di-ˌwərk , -dē- \
|Updated on: 9 Jul 2018

Definition of handiwork

1 a : work done by the hands
b : work done personally
  • recognized her handiwork
2 : the product of handiwork

Examples of handiwork in a Sentence

  1. They admired the potter's beautiful handiwork.

  2. I think all of these problems are her handiwork.

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Origin and Etymology of handiwork

Middle English handiwerk, from Old English handgeweorc, from hand + geweorc, from ge- (collective prefix) + weorc work — more at co-


HANDIWORK Defined for English Language Learners

handiwork

Definition of handiwork for English Language Learners

  • : work that is done by using your hands

  • : something done by a particular person or group


HANDIWORK Defined for Kids

handiwork

noun hand·i·work \ ˈhan-di-ˌwərk \

Definition of handiwork for Students

: work done by the hands


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