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English definition of “handicap”

handicap

noun [C or U] (CONDITION)    /ˈhæn.dɪ.kæp/ old-fashioned
something that is wrong with your mind or body permanently. This word is now considered offensive by many people, who prefer the word disability: a physical handicap In cases of severe mental handicap, constant supervision is recommended.Handicap and the disabled
(Definition of handicap noun (CONDITION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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