ambidextrous

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ambi- +‎ Latin dexter (right) + -ous (as if both hands are like the right hand, which is the stronger hand in most people).

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ambidextrous (comparative more ambidextrous, superlative most ambidextrous)

  1. Having equal ability in both hands; in particular, able to write equally well with both hands.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir Thomas Browne to this entry?)
  2. Practising or siding with both parties.
    • (Can we date this quote?) L'Estrange
      All false, shuffling, and ambidextrous dealings.
  3. (humorous) Of a person, bisexual.

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