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forehanded

[ fawr-han-did, fohr- ]

adjective

  1. capable of dealing or coping with unexpected problems.
  2. providing for the future; prudent; thrifty.
  3. in good financial circumstances; well-to-do.


forehanded

/ ˌfɔːˈhændɪd /

adjective

    1. thrifty
    2. well-off


adverb

  1. sport a less common word for forehand

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Derived Forms

  • ˌforeˈhandedness, noun
  • ˌforeˈhandedly, adverb

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Other Words From

  • forehanded·ly adverb
  • forehanded·ness noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of forehanded1

First recorded in 1585–95; forehand + -ed 3

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Example Sentences

Some of these forehanded people, instead of putting their Winter supply of food in the ground, put it on their bones.

Eunice is real forehanded, Eunice is; and does seem 't the more she gives away the more comes in.

After a hurried conference with Adams he raced back to the house, where the forehanded Matak was already packing his bags.

Mr. Jacob Allen was a forehanded farmer, and the house was by far the best in town.

Hers were well grown—Biddy always got down to business early in the spring, she was so forehanded.

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