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adjective handy pronunciation in American English /ˈhændi/
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adjectivehandy
comparativehandier
superlativehandiest

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  1. 1
    useful
    handy for: The book is handy for quick reference.
    a handy electronic diary
    handy hints/tips: The article gave many handy hints for decorating a small apartment.
    be handy to do something: It’s always handy to have a couple of spare batteries.
  2. 2
    close to you and therefore easy to reach or get to
    keep something handy: Keep your pills handy just in case you feel seasick.
    handy to: This neighborhood is handy to the local schools (=the schools are not far away).
  3. 3
    good at doing or making things with your hands
    handy with: He’s very handy with a paintbrush (=good at painting).

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