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forehanded

[ fawr-han-did, fohr- ]
/ ˈfɔrˈhæn dɪd, ˈfoʊr- /
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adjective
capable of dealing or coping with unexpected problems.
providing for the future; prudent; thrifty.
in good financial circumstances; well-to-do.
adverb
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Origin of forehanded

First recorded in 1585–95; forehand + -ed3

OTHER WORDS FROM forehanded

fore·hand·ed·ly, adverbfore·hand·ed·ness, noun
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How to use forehanded in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for forehanded

forehanded
/ (ˌfɔːˈhændɪd) /

adjective
US
  1. thrifty
  2. well-off
adverb, adjective
sport a less common word for forehand

Derived forms of forehanded

forehandedly, adverbforehandedness, noun
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