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Definition of Handy

Handy

  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.

Handy Quotations

When ideas fail, words come in very handy.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I always keep a supply of stimulant handy in case I see a snake, which I also keep handy.
W. C. Fields

I like to keep a bottle of stimulant handy in case I see a snake, which I also keep handy.
W. C. Fields

A Kindle returns us to the inconvenience of the scroll, except with batteries and electronic glitches. It's as handy as bringing Homer along to recite the 'Iliad' while playing a lyre.
P. J. O'Rourke

A good farmer is nothing more nor less than a handy man with a sense of humus.
E. B. White
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Handy Translations

handy in Dutch is gemakkelijk, doelmatig, geschikt
handy in German is griffig, handlich, handlich
handy in Italian is utilitario
handy in Norwegian is fingernem, praktisk, bekvem

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