wieldy

[weel-dee]

adjective, wield·i·er, wield·i·est.

readily wielded or managed, as in use or action.

Nearby words

  1. widukind,
  2. wie geht's,
  3. wieland,
  4. wieland, christoph martin,
  5. wield,
  6. wien,
  7. wien, wilhelm,
  8. wiener,
  9. wiener neustadt,
  10. wiener schnitzel

Origin of wieldy

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75; see origin at wield, -y1

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British Dictionary definitions for wieldy

wieldy

adjective wieldier or wieldiest

easily handled, used, or managed
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Word Origin and History for wieldy

wieldy

late 14c., from wield + -y (2).

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