Definition of handyman in English:



  • A person able or employed to do occasional domestic repairs and minor renovations.

    • ‘Do we expect them to be hair connoisseurs, fashion designers, handymen, scientists, builders, artists, romantic singers, athletes, leaders, and warriors?’
    • ‘Have a handyman make all repairs at the same time to avoid multiple visits.’
    • ‘Hire a handyman or carpenter to have cabinets, closets and shelves all built right into your garage.’
    • ‘‘We are also employing seven new handymen and women to help in the upkeep of estates,’ said Coun Sunderland.’
    • ‘Locals were happy to work as cooks, cleaners and handymen.’
    • ‘A second opinion on these repairs should be obtained from a licensed general contractor, rather than a handyman.’
    • ‘Parish councillors had employed a handyman to put up the signs at the field and he had been subjected to verbal abuse by dog owners, said Coun Campbell.’
    • ‘If the wells are made of brick, a mason or a skilled handyman can add another row or two of bricks on top of the existing wall.’
    • ‘This has been supplemented with pay from occasional work as a handyman.’
    • ‘Closets cost less than built-in cabinetry, and they can be built by a handyman who is accustomed to framing and drywalling.’
    • ‘It is not appropriate for do-it-yourself installation unless done by an accomplished handyman.’
    • ‘My advice is to find a handyman who can nail a piece of plywood in front of your furnace.’
    • ‘He's the club secretary, the manager and the voluntary handyman.’
    • ‘They called the carpenter / handyman who does most of the repairs in our complex.’
    • ‘Most of the work was done on a voluntary basis with bricklayers, plasterers, joiners, electricians, plumbers, painters and general handymen all freely giving their time and expertise to bring this great project to fruition.’
    • ‘I'm really sure I've seen this business before… someone who put together a consortium of retired handymen / DIYers, and they even had a price on their site for each individual piece of Ikea furniture.’
    • ‘The handymen - described as small repairs technicians - will carry out minor joinery, plumbing and safety work for a fraction of the cost of a regular contractor.’
    • ‘Janitors, handymen and elevator operators are to receive a 9.5 percent wage increase over the course of a three-year agreement.’
    • ‘However they also said that these men were not trained to use their weapons, and were probably farmers or handymen.’
    • ‘Everything was blooming and many local handymen, gardeners and maids were on the road.’
    odd-job man, odd-jobber, factotum, jack of all trades, man of all work
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