adjective, hand·i·er, hand·i·est.
- handwriting on the wall,
- handy, w. c.,
- handyman's special
Origin of handy
Examples from the Web for handiness
Butts had been introduced as a stalking-horse, but there was no doubt about Si's admiration of his "handiness."The Magnetic North|Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
What the Basutus gain in art and handiness they lose in manliness and gentlemanly feeling.Cetywayo and his White Neighbours|H. Rider Haggard
When the 'Ariel'—for so they called her—arrived, the friends were delighted with her speed and handiness.Shelley|Sydney Waterlow
My handiness with the ropes, when I volunteered to help in hoisting sail, surprised and even perplexed him.The Adventures of Harry Revel|Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Bob inherited his handiness from his father, who seemed a master of all crafts, a true Yankee genius.Hawthorne and His Circle|Julian Hawthorne
adjective handier or handiest
see come in handy.