verb (used with object)

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

Origin of handpick

First recorded in 1825–35; hand + pick1
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Related Words for hand-picking

prefer, elect, name, take, cull, slot, tap, separate, winnow, mark, tag, finger, tab

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