forehanded

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From forehand +‎ -ed.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

forehanded (comparative more forehanded, superlative most forehanded)

  1. (now US) Looking to the future; displaying foresight; prudent.
    • 1891, Mary Noailles Murfree, In the "Stranger People's" Country, Nebraska 2005, p. 88:
      ‘I dun'no' whether it air night or no,’ she said [...]. ‘I mought be too forehanded a-gittin' supper fur aught I kin tell.’
  2. (sports, not comparable) Played with a forehand stroke.