Definition of handicraft noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈhændikrɑːft//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhændikræft//
    (North American English also handcraft) [countable, usually plural, uncountable] Crafts and skills
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  1. 1activities such as sewing and making cloth that use skill with your hands and artistic ability to make things to teach handicrafts Her hobbies are music, reading and handicraft. See related entries: Crafts and skills
  2. 2things made in this way traditional handicrafts bought by tourists
  3. Word OriginMiddle English: alteration of handcraft, on the pattern of handiwork.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: handicraft