handyman

noun handy·man \ ˈhan-dē-ˌman \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of handyman

1 :a person who does odd jobs
2 :one competent in a variety of small skills or inventive or ingenious in repair or maintenance work called also handyperson

Examples of handyman in a Sentence

  1. hired a handyman to paint the porch, clean the gutters, and replace the broken window

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First Known Use of handyman

1742



HANDYMAN Defined for English Language Learners

handyman

noun

Definition of handyman for English Language Learners

  • : a person (especially a man) who is skillful at doing small jobs (such as household repairs)



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