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1 : Performed by the hand.

2 : Skillful in using the hand; dexterous; ready; adroit.

3 : Ready to the hand; near; also, suited to the use of the hand; convenient; valuable for reference or use; as, my tools are handy; a handy volume.

4 : Easily managed; obedient to the helm; -- said of a vessel.

5 : A child's play, one child guessing in which closed hand the other holds some small object, winning the object if right and forfeiting an equivalent if wrong; hence, forfeit.

6 : A fight with the hands; boxing.

7 : Seizure by, or grasp of, the hand; also, close quarters in fighting.

8 : A blow with the hand.

9 : A mixture of strong beer and ginger beer.

10 : Clumsy; awkward; as, an Unhandy man.

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1 : Handy

superl.

Performed by the hand.

2 : Handy

superl.

Skillful in using the hand; dexterous; ready; adroit.

3 : Handy

superl.

Ready to the hand; near; also, suited to the use of the hand; convenient; valuable for reference or use; as, my tools are handy; a handy volume.

4 : Handy

superl.

Easily managed; obedient to the helm; -- said of a vessel.

5 : Handyy-dandy

n.

A child's play, one child guessing in which closed hand the other holds some small object, winning the object if right and forfeiting an equivalent if wrong; hence, forfeit.

6 : Handyfight

n.

A fight with the hands; boxing.

7 : Handygripe

n.

Seizure by, or grasp of, the hand; also, close quarters in fighting.

8 : Handystroke

n.

A blow with the hand.

9 : Shandygaff

n.

A mixture of strong beer and ginger beer.

10 : Unhandy

a.

Clumsy; awkward; as, an Unhandy man.

This word handy uses (5) total characters with white space

This word handy uses (5) total characters with white out space

This word handy uses 5 unique characters: A D H N Y

Number of all permutations npr for handy word is (120)

Number of all combination ncr for handy word is (120)

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From Wikipedia

Handy may refer to:

  • Handy, the term for mobile phone in German-speaking countries
  • Handy (company), an American cleaning and home services firm
  • Handy (emulator), an emulator for the Atari Lynx, also a development name of Lynx itself

From Wiktionary

See also: Handy and händy

Contents

  • 1 English
    • 1.1 Etymology
    • 1.2 Pronunciation
    • 1.3 Adjective
      • 1.3.1 Translations
    • 1.4 References
  • 2 Scots
    • 2.1 Adjective

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English, alteration of earlier hendi (handy, skillful), from Old English hendiġ (skillful) (as in listhendiġ (skilled in art)), from Proto-Germanic *handugaz (handy, skillful, nimble), from *handuz (hand), equivalent to hand +‎ -y. Cognate with Middle Low German handich (skillful, apt), Middle High German handec, hendec (manual, hand-held), Old Norse hǫndugr (efficient), Gothic 𐌷𐌰𐌽𐌳𐌿𐌲𐍃 (handugs, wise, clever). Akin to Dutch handig (handy), Norwegian hendig (handy), Swedish händig (handy).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: hăn'di, IPA(key): /ˈhæn.di/
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  • Rhymes: -ændi

Adjective[edit]

handy (comparative handier, superlative handiest)

  1. Easy to use, useful.
    Some people regard duct tape as a handy fix-all.
  2. Nearby, within reach.
    Synonyms: at hand
    You wouldn’t have a screwdriver handy, would you?
    I keep a first-aid kit handy in case of emergency.
  3. (dialect) dexterous, skilful
    Synonyms: crafty
    She's very handy: she made all her own kitchen cupboards.
  4. Of a freight ship: having a small cargo capacity (less than 40,000 DWT); belonging to the handysize class.

Translations[edit]

The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout#Translations.

References[edit]

  • handy in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • handy in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
  • handy at OneLook Dictionary Search

Scots[edit]

Adjective[edit]

handy (comparative handier, superlative handiest)

  1. handy
  2. dexterous, skilful
  3. amenable (of an animal)