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handyman

Definition:

a man skilled in various odd jobs and other small tasks

Class:

person noun (people)

Usage:

masculine

Plural:

handymen

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

Jack of all trades [masculine] | Jack-of-all-trades [masculine] | jack of all trades [masculine] | jack-of-all-trades [masculine] | odd-job man [masculine] | odd-jobber

Etymology:

handy + -man
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Handyman

a person skilled at a wide range of repairs, typically around the home. These tasks include trade skills, repair work, maintenance work, both interior and exterior, and are sometimes described as "odd jobs", "fix-up tasks", and include light plumbing... (39 of 2893 words, 10 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Handyman

Collins Dictionary:

handyman | handymen [plural]

a man employed to do various tasks | a man skilled in odd jobs, etc (14 of 461 words, 2 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/handyman

Merriam-Webster:

handyman | handyperson [sense-specific] | jack-of-all-trades [similar, sense-specific] | doctor [similar, sense-specific] | mender [similar, sense-specific] | renovator [similar, sense-specific] | repairer [similar, sense-specific] | mechanic [similar, sense-specific] | repairman [similar, sense-specific] | ...

a person who does odd jobs | one competent in a variety of small skills or inventive or ingenious in repair or maintenance work (23 of 83 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/handyman

Macmillan British Dictionary:

handyman [countable] | handymen [plural]

someone whose job is to repair things and do other types of practical work in people's houses ; someone who is good at building and repairing things ... (27 of 54 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/handyman

Oxford Dictionary:

handyman | handymen [plural]

a person able or employed to do occasional domestic repairs and minor renovations (13 of 43 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/handyman

Cambridge Dictionary:

handyman

a man who is skilled at repairing and making things inside or outside the house and who does this in his own home or as a job (27 of 32 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/handyman

Random House Dictionary:

handyman | handymen [plural] | handy-andy | handy-andies [plural]

a person hired to do various small jobs, especially in the maintenance of an apartment building, office building, or the like. (21 of 28 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/handyman

New World Dictionary:

handyman | handymen [plural]

a man employed at various small tasks; one who does odd jobs (12 of 18 words, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/handyman

American Heritage Dictionary:

handyman

A man who does odd jobs or various small tasks. (10 of 16 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/handyman

Wiktionary:

handyman [informal] | handymen [plural] | jack of all trades [synonym] | odd-job man [synonym]

A man who does small tasks and odd jobs (9 of 16 words, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/handyman

Encarta Dictionary:

handyman | handymen [plural]

somebody who is skilled at doing, or paid to do, small jobs such as household repairs (16 of 35 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861691487​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Wiktionary:

handyman [informal] | handymen [plural]

Origin: handy + -man

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/handyman

handy

Origin: 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 ... (27 of 56 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/handy

-man

Origin: the noun man.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/-man

Audio references

Wiktionary:

handyman [informal] | handymen [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "handyman"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/handyman

Collins Dictionary:

handyman | handymen [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "handyman"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/handyman

Macmillan British Dictionary:

handyman [countable] | handymen [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "handyman"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/handyman

Macmillan American Dictionary:

handyman [countable] | handymen [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "handyman"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/handyman

Cambridge Dictionary:

handyman

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "handyman"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "handyman"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/handyman

the Free Dictionary:

handyman

Audio: British English pronunciation of "handyman"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/handyman

Google Dictionary:

handyman | handymen [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "handyman"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=handyman

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

handyman

Audio: North American pronunciation of "handyman"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=handym​01 word=handyman

YourDictionary Audio:

handyman

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "handyman" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/handyman

freedictionary.org:

handyman

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "handyman" by speech synthesizer

freedictionary​.org​/ Query=handyman

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