Adjective. Mid-17th century.
[Old & modern French, from adverb phrase à droit according to the right, properly.]
Physically or mentally resourceful; dexterous, skilful.
adroitly adverb M18
adroitness noun M18
A curious and rather politically incorrect word, reflecting our odd prejudicial attitudes toward direction; for whatever reason, right is better than left. Regardless, I like it, and I'm going to use it more often.