handicapped

adjective
hand·​i·​capped | \ ˈhan-di-ˌkapt How to pronounce handicapped (audio) , -dē- \

Definition of handicapped

sometimes offensive
: having a physical or mental disability also : of or reserved for disabled persons handicapped parking spaces

Examples of handicapped in a Sentence

He has been handicapped since his motorcycle accident.

First Known Use of handicapped

1884, in the meaning defined above

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“Handicapped.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/handicapped. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for handicapped

handicapped

adjective
hand·​i·​capped | \ -ˌkapt How to pronounce handicapped (audio) \

Medical Definition of handicapped

sometimes offensive
: having a physical or mental disability also : of or reserved for individuals with a physical disability handicapped parking spaces

handicapped

adjective
han·​di·​capped

Legal Definition of handicapped

: having a disability that substantially limits a major life activity (as caring for oneself, working, or having sensory functions)

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