variants or less commonly handy dandy
: convenient and useful : handy
a handy-dandy tool/device
As a public service, Digital Dispatch would like to provide this handy-dandy clippable guide.Joan O'C. Hamilton
I've a friend who works at an office in Jamestown. I knew he would gladly allow me to use his computer. I used my handy dandy phone to find the address.Dean Meyer

Examples of handy-dandy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The man has to scream whenever one of these handy-dandy tools are used. Maggie Fremont,, 13 Nov. 2023 His handy-dandy Bottega Veneta Andiamo Bag was a fabulous flourish to the look (BTS’s RM carried the bag in a campaign for the house this week, too). André-Naquian Wheeler, Vogue, 31 Mar. 2023

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Word History


rhyming compound from handy and dandy entry 2

First Known Use

1897, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of handy-dandy was in 1897

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Cite this Entry

“Handy-dandy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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