- Easy to use, useful.
- Nearby, within reach.
- You wouldn’t have a screwdriver handy, would you?
- (dialect) dexterous, skilful
- She's very handy - she made all her own kitchen cupboards.
Adverbs for Handy
extremely; providently; conveniently; exceptionally; remarkably; carefully; delightfully; cleverly; unusually; perfectly; uncommonly; thoughtfully; noticeably; incomparably; serviceably; advantageously; practically; appropriately; readily; ingeniously; miraculously.
Synonyms for Handy
Antonyms for Handy
unhandy, unskillful, clumsy, stupid.
Daedalian, accessible, adaptable, adept, adjacent, adroit, agential, agentival, agentive, all-around, apt, artistic, assisting, at hand, authoritative, available, baby, baby-sized, bantam, banty, bravura, brilliant, clean, clever, close by, close-by, compact, conducive, convenient, convenient to, coordinated, crack, crackerjack, cunning, cute, daedal, deft, dexterous, dextrous, diminutive, diplomatic, ductile, duodecimo, easily reached, employable, excellent, expert, facilitating, fancy, favoring, feasible, flexible, foolproof, forwarding, good, goodish, graceful, helpful, ingenious, instrumental, intermediary, magisterial, malleable, manageable, maneuverable, masterful, masterly, mediating, mediatorial, miniature, miniaturized, minikin, minimal, ministerial, ministering, minuscule, nearby, neat, nimble, no mean, of all work, on call, on deck, on hand, on tap, pliable, pliant, pocket, pocket-sized, politic, pony, practical, professional, proficient, promoting, propinquant, propinquous, quick, quite some, ready, ready at hand, resourceful, serviceable, skilled, skillful, slick, small-scale, some, statesmanlike, stylish, subminiature, subservient, tactful, the compleat, the complete, to hand, toy, tractable, twelvemo, untroublesome, usable, useful, versatile, vest-pocket, virtuoso, well-done, wieldable, wieldy, workmanlike, yielding
From Middle English, alteration of earlier hendi (“handy, skillful”), from Old English hendiġ (“skillful”) (as in listhendiġ (“skilled in art”)), from Proto-Germanic *handugaz (“handy, skillful, nimble”), from *handuz (“hand”), equivalent to hand. Cognate with Middle Low German handich (“skillful, apt”), Middle High German handec, hendec (“manual, hand-held”), Old Norse hǫndugr (“efficient”), Gothic 𐌷𐌰𐌽𐌳𐌿𐌲𐍃 (handugs, “wise, clever”).
- Handy in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- Handy in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- Handy at OneLook Dictionary Search