Meaning of handy


Pronunciation: (han'dē), [key]
— hand•i•er, hand•i•est.
  1. within easy reach; conveniently available; accessible: The aspirins are handy.
  2. convenient or useful: A typewriter is a handy thing to have in the house.
  3. skillful with the hands; deft; dexterous: a handy person.
  4. easily maneuvered: a handy ship.


Pronunciation: (han'dē), [key]
— n.
  1. 1873–1958, U.S. blues composer.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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