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Definition of handy adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    handy

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈhændi//
     
    (handier, handiest) (informal)
     
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  1. 1easy to use or to do synonym useful a handy little tool handy hints/tips for removing stains a handy-sized dictionary
  2. 2 [not before noun] located near to someone or something; located or stored in a convenient place Always keep a first-aid kit handy. Do you have a pen handy?
  3. 3[not before noun] skillful in using your hands or tools to make or repair things to be handy around the house to be handy with a sewing machine
  4. Idioms
    come in handy (informal)
     
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    to be useful The extra money came in very handy. Don't throw that away—it might come in handy.
 
noun [uncountable]
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