handpick

[ hand-pik ]
/ ˈhændˈpɪk /

verb (used with object)

to pick by hand.
to select personally and with care: The boss handpicked his assistants.

Nearby words

  1. handmaiden,
  2. handout,
  3. handover,
  4. handpass,
  5. handphone,
  6. handprint,
  7. handrail,
  8. handroll,
  9. handrub,
  10. hands

Origin of handpick

First recorded in 1825–35; hand + pick1

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British Dictionary definitions for hand-picked

hand-picked

adjective

selected with great care, as for a special job or purpose; chosen
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