[han-dee] /ˈhæn di/

adjective, handier, handiest.
within easy reach; conveniently available; accessible:
The aspirins are handy.
convenient or useful:
A typewriter is a handy thing to have in the house.
skillful with the ; deft; dexterous:
a handy person.
easily maneuvered:
a handy ship.
adjective handier, handiest
conveniently or easily within reach
easy to manoeuvre, handle, or use: a handy tool
skilful with one’s hands
W(illiam) C(hristopher). 1873–1958, US blues musician and songwriter, esp noted for the song “St Louis Blues”

c.1300, “skilled with the hands” (implied in surnames), from hand (n.) + -y (2). Meaning “conveniently accessible” is from 1640s.
see: come in handy


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