Definitions

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  • adj. prone to touching other people with one's hands, especially inappropriately
  • adj. moving the hands and wrists excessively when making a stroke or swing

Etymologies

hands +‎ -y (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • DEAR AMY: Kudos to you for your advice concerning a man whose girlfriend was very "handsy" with all her male friends.

    Ask Amy

  • I like to think of the process of men calling out the knuckleheads who get "handsy" as doing a little policing of humanity.

    Perspective Changes

  • Gretchen is fall over backwards wasted, and the jackal-faced Ryan swoops in and starts getting all "handsy" with her.

    Best Week Ever

  • So when they get very 'handsy', the club again gets outside or they'll try to lift it straight up now, now the club's very much inside the line.

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  • "handsy" on D than other no-name players, because of his rep - that is a problem.

    Yahoo! Sports - Top News

  • The alleged victim later taped the handsy doc admitting what he did – just before inviting her on a date, sources said.

    Harlem Hospital Doctor Accused of Fondling Patient «

  • Whether she was getting up close and personal with handsy bridge and tunnel types, mistaking cops for strippers or downing shots like Snooki, Blair's ditzy drunk routine was utterly hilarious, and played perfectly by Leighton Meester.

    Laura Prudom: Gossip Girl Recap: Top 5 OMG Moments In 'Father and the Bride' (VIDEO)

  • He quickly exited out the front door, leaving me with the overly handsy vampire.

    My Fair Succubi

  • At a "First Amendment" party hosted at Georgetown's Cady's Alley by Impact Film Fund, comedy collective Funny or Die, and the Washington Post, Terrence Howard hid in a corner, and Zach Galifianakis was getting shielded from handsy fans by his cousin, Post cartoonist Nick Galifianakis, and Adrian Grenier looked like any other guy until a camera flashed and suddenly his eyes lit bright as Vince's on "Entourage."

    White House Correspondents Dinner: The parade of celebrities begins with the pre-parties

  • So bottom line (no sexual pun intended), if you get handsy with either Twin 1 or Twin II (second picture), and if a guard tells you stop, be sure to tell em that Plensa said it was copacetic.

    Jaume Plensa Does the Nasher | FrontBurner

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