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forehanded

[fawr-han-did, fohr-]
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adjective
  1. forehand(def 1).
  2. capable of dealing or coping with unexpected problems.
  3. providing for the future; prudent; thrifty.
  4. in good financial circumstances; well-to-do.
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adverb
  1. forehand(def 9).
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Origin of forehanded

First recorded in 1585–95; forehand + -ed3
Related formsfore·hand·ed·ly, adverbfore·hand·ed·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for forehanded

Historical Examples

  • 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.

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


British Dictionary definitions for forehanded

forehanded

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