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ambidextrous

[am-bi-dek-struh s] /ˌæm bɪˈdɛk strəs/
adjective
1.
able to use both hands equally well:
an ambidextrous surgeon.
2.
unusually skillful; facile:
an ambidextrous painter, familiar with all media.
3.
double-dealing; deceitful.
4.
Slang. bisexual.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; ambidext(e)r + -ous
Related forms
ambidextrously, adverb
ambidextrousness, noun
pseudoambidextrous, adjective
pseudoambidextrously, adverb
Can be confused
ambidextrous, ambisextrous.
ambidextrous, ambisinistrous.
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British Dictionary definitions for pseudo-ambidextrous

ambidextrous

/ˌæmbɪˈdɛkstrəs/
adjective
1.
equally expert with each hand
2.
(informal) highly skilled or adept
3.
underhanded; deceitful
Derived Forms
ambidexterity (ˌæmbɪdɛkˈstɛrɪtɪ), ambidextrousness, noun
ambidextrously, adverb
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Word Origin and History for pseudo-ambidextrous
ambidextrous
1640s, from L. ambidexter, lit. "right-handed on both sides," from ambi- "both" (see ambi-) + dexter "right-handed" (see dexterity). Its opposite, ambilevous "left-handed on both sides, clumsy" (1640s) is rare. Ambidexter "one who takes bribes from both sides" is attested from 1530s and is the earliest form of the word in Eng.; its sense of "one who uses both hands equally well" appears by 1590s.
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pseudo-ambidextrous in Medicine

ambidextrous am·bi·dex·trous (ām'bĭ-děk'strəs)
adj.
Able to use both hands with equal facility.

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Slang definitions & phrases for pseudo-ambidextrous

ambidextrous

adjective

Bisexual; ac-dc


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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