handsy

adjective
\ ˈhan(d)-zē How to pronounce handsy (audio) \

Definition of handsy

: using the hands in an unusually active or noticeable manner a handsy golf swing With Ricky Rubio being such a nuisance as a defender, the Wolves have the luxury of a quick, handsy … point guard who can bother the rest of the opposing point guards in the NBA.CBS Sports.com often : using the hands to touch another person in an aggressively sexual way There isn't anything new about men in positions of power behaving inappropriately. A handsy boss, who has no filter and no fear of offending, is a staple of old movies and shows like Mad Men. — Karol Markowicz She's found herself standing in elevators at tech conferences late at night when a guy would decide to get, as she puts it, handsy. — Liza Mundy

First Known Use of handsy

1946, in the meaning defined above

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“Handsy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/handsy. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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