Origin of handpick

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

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

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Contemporary Examples of handpicking

  • Now, she was handpicking a crop that was much lighter than previous years.

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    Liberia’s Ebola Famine

    Abby Haglage, Nina Strochlic

    November 13, 2014