Examples of handy in a Sentence
She's handy with a needle and thread.
He's handy around the house.
Recent Examples of handy from the Web
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Smart first and third basemen chat up the first- and third-base umpires in an effort to build a relationship, a relationship that might come in handy when the first or third baseman is at the plate and the umpire is behind it.
Not all children’s stories provide handy happy endings, and this one falls deeper and deeper down an ever less-lighthearted rabbit hole.
Not all children's stories provide handy happy endings, and this one falls deeper and deeper down an ever less-lighthearted rabbit hole.
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First Known Use of handy
Definition of Handy
W(illiam) C(hristopher) 1873–1958 American blues musician
HANDY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of handy for English Language Learners
: very useful or helpful
: near or close
: clever or skillful in using your hands, doing small jobs, etc.
HANDY Defined for Kids
Definition of handy for Students
1 : very useful or helpful a handy tool
2 : within easy reach Keep a towel handy.
3 : clever or skillful especially with the hands He's handy with a paintbrush.
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