Definition of handsy in English:



  • Tending to touch other people, typically in a way that is inappropriate or unwanted.

    • ‘another participant is getting a bit handsy’
    • ‘He was all handsy below my waist.’
    • ‘He was seen at the party getting handsy with the former model.’
    • ‘She comes back and says that he got a bit too handsy for her, so she dumped him and walked out.’
    • ‘She gets a bit handsy when she's had one too many vodkas in the club.’
    • ‘Let's hope she doesn't mind her hubby getting handsy with the occasional party-goer.’
    • ‘The handsy twosome also share a few romantic moments.’
    • ‘The teen stars were photographed holding hands, laughing, and getting handsy with each other.’
    • ‘Pictures are surfacing of the two kissing and getting all handsy with one another.’
    • ‘When asked if he ever got handsy with her, she replies, "He has great respect for the people he works with."’
    • ‘Look who is getting handsy with her new boyfriend!’



/ˈhan(d)zē/ /ˈhæn(d)zi/


1960s from plural of hand + -y.