: capable of being wielded easily

Examples of wieldy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The idea was to get a usable camper with tons of space in a smallish, wieldy package, similar to the California models based on the Transporter van, a vehicle last sold here as the EuroVan. Alexander Stoklosa, Car and Driver, 13 Sep. 2017 At that point a more wieldy option—CDs—became the go-to choice of many music lovers. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, 3 July 2017 At that point a more wieldy option—CDs—became the go-to choice of many music lovers. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, 4 July 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wieldy was in the 14th century

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“Wieldy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wieldy. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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