[ hand-zee ]

  1. tending to touch people with the hands, especially in an inappropriate or sexual way: She saw that he was getting handsy with some of the female guests.

  2. (in golf, baseball, etc.) characterized by excessive hand and wrist movement: a handsy swing.

Origin of handsy

First recorded in 1960–65; either hands + -y1, or hand + -sy

Other words from handsy

  • hands·i·ness, noun

Words Nearby handsy

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