handpick

[hand-pik]
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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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