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 The app isn’t just for food; guests can also use it to place bets on races or interact with a virtual handicapper. Christina Tkacik, baltimoresun.com, 13 May 2021 On last Saturday’s broadcast of the Kentucky Derby, Kornacki was the only NBC Sports personality or handicapper to predict 12-1 shot Medina Spirit’s victory. BostonGlobe.com, 8 May 2021 TwinSpires handicapper Ed DeRosa estimates $121 million of the $132.4 million bet on the race changed hands as a result of the disqualification, and that 100 people bet on Maximum Security for every eight who bet on Country House. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, 22 Apr. 2021 One prominant handicapper who provides me horse racing insight believes the Kentucky Derby winner will come from a runner in Florida Derby or Santa Anita Derby. Jay Ginsbach, Forbes, 17 Apr. 2021 Pro handicapper Jon Price of SportsInformationTraders.com passed along his predictions for how the Masters will play out. Alex Kay, Forbes, 7 Apr. 2021 Potantico deserved the 15-1 price in what can be best described as a very poor effort. Ciaran Thornton is the handicapper for Californiapick4.com, which offers daily full card picks, longshots of the day, best bets of the day. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, 3 Jan. 2021 For instance, with an influx of new arrivals from other states, Texas could gain three new districts, based on an analysis from Dave Wasserman, chief House race handicapper for the Cook Political Report. David M. Drucker, Washington Examiner, 17 Dec. 2020 Vinnie Perrone was The Post’s horse racing reporter for many years in the 1980s and ’90s, working alongside handicapper Andrew Beyer, before a decline in the sport’s popularity led the paper to slash its coverage. Washington Post, 12 Nov. 2020

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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 13 Jun. 2021.

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