handiwork

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noun hand·i·work \ˈhan-di-ˌwərk, -dē-\

Definition of handiwork

  1. 1 a :  work done by the hands b :  work done personally <recognized her handiwork>

  2. 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.

Origin and Etymology of handiwork

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


First Known Use: before 12th century


HANDIWORK Defined for English Language Learners

handiwork

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noun hand·i·work \ˈhan-di-ˌwərk, -dē-\

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

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noun hand·i·work \ˈhan-di-ˌwərk\

Definition of handiwork for Students

  1. :  work done by the hands



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