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handicap

[ han-dee-kap ]
/ 藞h忙n di藢k忙p /
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noun
verb (used with object), hand路i路capped, hand路i路cap路ping.
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Origin of handicap

1640鈥50; 1870鈥75 for def. 8; originally hand i' cap hand in cap, referring to a drawing before a horse race

OTHER WORDS FROM handicap

non路hand路i路cap, nouno路ver路hand路i路cap, verb (used with object), o路ver路hand路i路capped, o路ver路hand路i路cap路ping.pre路hand路i路cap, noun, verb (used with object), pre路hand路i路capped, pre路hand路i路cap路ping.
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British Dictionary definitions for handicap

handicap
/ (藞h忙nd瑟藢k忙p) /

noun
verb -caps, -capping or -capped (tr)

Word Origin for handicap

C17: probably from hand in cap, a lottery game in which players drew forfeits from a cap or deposited money in it
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for handicap

handicap
[ h膬nd膿-k膬p鈥 ]

n.
A physical, mental, or emotional condition that interferes with one's normal functioning.
The American Heritage庐 Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright 漏 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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