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[fawr-han-did, fohr-] /ˈfɔrˈhæn dɪd, ˈfoʊr-/
forehand (def 1).
capable of dealing or coping with unexpected problems.
providing for the future; prudent; thrifty.
in good financial circumstances; well-to-do.
forehand (def 9).
Origin of forehanded
First recorded in 1585-95; forehand + -ed3
Related forms
forehandedly, adverb
forehandedness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Then he never was forehanded, an' how could he ha' furnished a house all over ag'in, I'd like to know?

    Meadow Grass Alice Brown
  • I like a man that 's good comp'ny, even if he ain't so forehanded.

    The Village Watch-Tower (AKA Kate Douglas Riggs) Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • It was far from winter yet, but this purchaser was forehanded.

    Shavings Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Other folks don't work themselves to death the way you do, and you're forehanded too.

    Country Neighbors

    Alice Brown
  • First of all, that they were canny, a thrifty, forehanded race.

  • Woodburys father and mother are well–to–do, forehanded folks.

    Fighting the Sea Edward A. Rand
  • With that the forehanded cook turned and went back to his pot.

    Claim Number One

    George W. (George Washington) Ogden
  • The women of the Church were forehanded in their earnest working and praying.

  • "You are forehanded," said Mrs. Newbolt, and was silent for almost a minute.

    The Vehement Flame Margaret Wade Campbell Deland
  • It is quite apparent that he was a forehanded person who acquired property and impressed himself upon his neighbors.

    George Washington, Vol. I Henry Cabot Lodge
British Dictionary definitions for forehanded


  1. thrifty
  2. well-off
adverb, adjective
(sport) a less common word for forehand
Derived Forms
forehandedly, adverb
forehandedness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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