handy-dandy

adjective
\ ˌhan-dē-ˈdan-dē How to pronounce handy-dandy (audio) \
variants: or less commonly handy dandy

Definition of handy-dandy

informal
: 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

First Known Use of handy-dandy

1897, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for handy-dandy

rhyming compound from handy and dandy entry 2

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The first known use of handy-dandy was in 1897

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Cite this Entry

“Handy-dandy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/handy-dandy. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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