[ hand-rahyt ]
/ ˈhændˌraɪt /

verb (used with object), hand·wrote or (Archaic) hand·writ; hand·writ·ten or (Archaic) hand·writ; hand·writ·ing.

to write (something) by hand.

Origin of handwrite

First recorded in 1840–50; back formation from handwriting
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Word Origin and History for hand-written



also handwritten, 1745, from hand (n.) + written. As a verb, hand-write is recorded from 1878, probably a back-formation.

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