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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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  • The women of the Church were forehanded in their earnest working and praying.

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

  • Ye knows ef a man hev a wife and young 'uns 'pendin' on him, an' arn't much 'forehanded, he'll work like th' devil.

    Among the Pines James R. Gilmore
  • 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
  • Hers were well grown—Biddy always got down to business early in the spring, she was so forehanded.

    The Next of Kin Nellie L. McClung
  • For, sez I, his pappy am a forehanded man, who keeps his fambly comf'ble.

  • 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
  • The mere fact that you are ahead of your class tells me that it is your habit to be forehanded, to be prepared.

  • With that the forehanded cook turned and went back to his pot.

    Claim Number One George W. (George Washington) Ogden
  • After a hurried conference with Adams he raced back to the house, where the forehanded Matak was already packing his bags.

    Terry Charles Goff Thomson
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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