Paralympics


Para·lym·pics

noun plural \ˌpa-rə-ˈlim-piks\

Definition of PARALYMPICS

:  a series of international contests for athletes with disabilities that are associated with and held following the summer and winter Olympic Games —called also Paralympic Games
Para·lym·pi·an \-pē-ən\ noun
Para·lym·pic \-pik\ adjective

Origin of PARALYMPICS

paraplegic + Olympics
First Known Use: 1953

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: paralyse
Previous Word in the Dictionary: paralogize
All Words Near: Paralympics

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up Paralympics? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).