Pronunciation Adjective

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. Of a person: dexterous, skilful.
    Synonyms: crafty
    She's very handy: she made all her own kitchen cupboards.
  4. (slang) Physically violent; tending to use one's fists.
  5. Of a freight ship: having a small cargo capacity (less than 40,000 DWT); belonging to the handysize class.
Antonyms Translations Translations Translations Noun

handy (plural handies)

  1. (vulgar, slang) A hand job.

Proper noun
  1. Surname
  2. (rare) A male given name.

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