noun Date: 1872 1. a person who does odd jobs 2. one competent in a variety of small skills or inventive or ingenious in repair or maintenance work — called also handyperson

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  • handyman — ► NOUN ▪ a person employed to do general decorating or domestic repairs …   English terms dictionary

  • handyman — [han′dē man΄] n. pl. handymen [han′dēmen΄] a man employed at various small tasks; one who does odd jobs …   English World dictionary

  • Handyman — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel Handyman Produktionsland Schweiz …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • handyman — UK [ˈhændɪˌmæn] / US noun [countable] Word forms handyman : singular handyman plural handymen UK [ˈhændɪˌmen] / US a) someone whose job is to repair things and do other types of practical work in people s houses b) someone who is good at building …   English dictionary

  • Handyman — Han|dy|man [ hɛndimæn], der; , ...men [...mən; scherzh. Umdeutung von engl. handyman = Bastler, Heimwerker (engl. handy = geschickt; praktisch) zu »Mann mit Handy«] (scherzh.): Benutzer eines Handys: Mancher H. musste sein Gespräch jäh… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Handyman — Han|dy|man [...mæn] der; s, ...men [...mən] <aus engl. handyman »Handwerker«> Bastler, Heimwerker …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • handyman — /han dee man /, n., pl. handymen. a person hired to do various small jobs, esp. in the maintenance of an apartment building, office building, or the like. [1870 75; HANDY + MAN1] Usage. See man. * * * …   Universalium

  • handyman — noun A man who does small tasks and odd jobs Syn: jack of all trades, odd job man …   Wiktionary

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