hand·​i·​cap·​per | \ ˈhan-di-ˌka-pər How to pronounce handicapper (audio) , -dē- \

Definition of handicapper

1 : a person who assigns handicaps
2 : a person who predicts the winners in a contest (such as a horse race)
3 : a person who competes with a (specified) handicap (as in golf) usually used in combination a 5-handicapper

Examples of handicapper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And as nonpartisan handicapper Cook Political Report notes, either Mullin or Shannon would become the second Native American elected to the U.S. Senate; both politicians belong to tribes. Amber Phillips, Washington Post, 28 June 2022 Respected golf handicapper Rufus Peabody ran all of the entrants through a battery of more than 100,000 simulations and said Johnson is a 43/1 underdog. Lance Pugmire, USA TODAY, 17 June 2022 Gold, who had worked as track handicapper at Prairie Meadows in the mid-1990s, began talking to Crawford about the attorney’s algorithm to identify affordable racehorses. Bryce Millercolumnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 June 2022 West Coast Handicapping Report author and insightful handicapper and race analyst Rob Henie has a dilemma this weekend. Jay Ginsbach, Forbes, 25 Jan. 2022 Like a handicapper playing the field at a racetrack, DARPA was already backing six of the eight teams, including CoSTAR and Explorer. David Montgomery, Washington Post, 10 Nov. 2021 Kenny is a power ratings expert, handicapper and former Las Vegas oddsmaker. Jay Ginsbach, Forbes, 16 Oct. 2021 Marc Lawrence - Sports handicapper and author of the popular Playbook Sports Newsletter. Jay Ginsbach, Forbes, 17 Sep. 2021 Here are some notable moves on top 25 teams, as provided by industry colleague, pro bettor and handicapper Brad Powers. Jay Ginsbach, Forbes, 1 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of handicapper

1751, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Handicapper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/handicapper. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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