[ han-dee-dan-dee ]


Origin of handy-dandy

First recorded in 1575–85

Words Nearby handy-dandy

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use handy-dandy in a sentence

  • Here we have the exact game of handy-dandy, which is, after all, the simple form of the odd and even of children.

    Popular Rhymes and Nursery Tales | David Goodger (goodger@python.org)
  • But the young fellow holds out; you cannot play handy-dandy with a king's crown, your Majesty!

  • Shall a lay-brother of Malvern stoop to play handy-dandy for favours?

    Long Will | Florence Converse
  • Lottie is always trying out some new handy-dandy little kitchen helper compound, so she hefted up quite an armload.

    The Water Eater | Win Marks
  • handy-dandy, which is the Magistrate and which is the Thief?

    Visions and Revisions | John Cowper Powys