handy·​man | \ ˈhan-dē-ˌman How to pronounce handyman (audio) \

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

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Examples of handyman in a Sentence

hired a handyman to paint the porch, clean the gutters, and replace the broken window
Recent Examples on the Web While a few others are captured spending time at the mansion (Brooks, a handyman, Jerry, a young errand boy and companion, and Lois Wright, a local good friend of the family and occasional roommate), the women are mostly seen alone. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, 24 Aug. 2022 Lemson and a friend started a healing practice called Methods + Rituals Spa & Wellness, doing treatments out of the guest house, and her husband is a local handyman for Airbnb. Kellie Hwang, San Francisco Chronicle, 12 Mar. 2022 Víctor Chico became Abraham Chicco and worked as a handyman in the settlements. Dominic Green, WSJ, 12 Aug. 2022 Zamorano worked on and off as a handyman, stealing to fund his drug use and spending time behind bars, Medina said. Los Angeles Times, 29 June 2022 David Bonola, the handyman arrested in the grisly murder of Queens mother Orsolya Gaal, had been living in the United States in violation of immigration law when he was arrested, law enforcement sources confirmed to Fox News Digital on Friday. Stephanie Pagones, Fox News, 22 Apr. 2022 Stars Courteney Cox and Greg Kinnear turn in flawless performances as a couple with teenage children who are trying to start anew after wife Pat repeatedly bedded the handyman. Jeanne Jakle, San Antonio Express-News, 2 Mar. 2022 But with all do respect to Obie, the handyman of her dreams, Synclaire's first love was always her creepy collection of Troll dolls. Lester Fabian Brathwaite, EW.com, 18 Feb. 2022 The handyman swore at the lawyer, jumped back in his truck and drove away. New York Times, 12 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of handyman

1742, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of handyman was in 1742

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Last Updated

27 Sep 2022

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“Handyman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/handyman. Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

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