handsy

adjective \ ˈhan(d)-zē \

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

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up handsy? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!