handily

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Etymology[edit]

handy +‎ -ly. Compare Middle English hendily, hendiliche.

Adverb[edit]

handily (comparative more handily, superlative most handily)

  1. (chiefly US) In a handy manner; skillfully; conveniently
    • 1854, Catherine Crowe, Linny Lockwood (page 237)
      As the mysteries of valetism are not very recondite or difficult to be acquired by an intelligent person, Lockwood, after a little practice, performed his functions handily enough; []
  2. (chiefly US) effortlessly; readily

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