Definition of “handiwork” - English Dictionary


“handiwork” in English

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handiworknoun [ U ]

uk /ˈhæn.di.wɜːk/ us /ˈhæn.di.wɝːk/

work done skilfully with the hands:

Susannah put down the paintbrush and stood back to admire her handiwork.

something that you have done or caused, usually something bad:

"Is this your handiwork?" he asked, pointing at the graffiti on the wall.

(Definition of “handiwork” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“handiwork” in American English

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handiworknoun [ U ]

us /ˈhæn·diˌwɜrk/

work done skillfully with the hands:

He built his own telescope, and he was proud of his handiwork.

Handiwork is also the effects of any action:

The damage to the house is the handiwork of termites.

(Definition of “handiwork” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)