On-hand meaning

Alternative spelling of on hand.
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(idiomatic) Available; ready; in stock.

If you have cornstarch on hand, use it; otherwise, try a little flour.

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Origin of on-hand

  • From Middle English *onhande, *onhende, from Old English onhende (“on hand, demanding attention”), equivalent to on- +‎ hand. Cognate with Icelandic áhendur (“within reach”). Compare offhand.

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