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

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Joseph Goodman, the sports columnist for AL.com, and Lee Sterling, a professional college football handicapper, are back for the 11th season of Joe vs. the Pro. Joseph Goodman | Jgoodman@al.com, al, "Bo Nix is a liability; So are Alabama linebackers," 29 Aug. 2019 That will be among the choices for handicappers for Sunday’s $100,000 Shared Belief Stakes. Tod Leonard, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Catalina Cruiser has to hustle for close win in O’Brien Stakes," 24 Aug. 2019 His score is the lowest recorded at Medinah, the brawny track that can send double-digit handicappers to therapy. Teddy Greenstein, chicagotribune.com, "Everyone is going low at the BMW Championship, but none lower than the freaky-good Justin Thomas, who at 21 under has a 6-shot lead," 17 Aug. 2019 The handicappers have made the Buckeyes a big favorite for Saturday’s season opener against Florida Atlantic at Ohio Stadium. Nathan Baird, cleveland.com, "How much is Ohio State favored by against Florida Atlantic?," 26 Aug. 2019 Christopher Smith is a professional handicapper who specializes in college football and basketball. Christopher Smith, al, "5 things that should scare Alabama fans, futures bettors in 2019," 15 Aug. 2019 Chapman, who doesn’t turn 97 until January and was once a plus-two handicapper, has been a Minnesota Golf Association player of the year in four different decades. Charley Walters, Twin Cities, "Charley Walters: Kyle Rudolph says Vikings have learned from ’18 mistakes," 10 Aug. 2019 Savvy handicappers were paired with personable broadcasters culled from smaller news markets. Tod Leonard, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Horse racing’s TVG talent marvels at reaching 20th birthday," 9 Aug. 2019 The West Coast Handicapping Report can be found at www.westcoasthorseracing.com It has been endorsed by leading trainers, handicappers and industry sources. John Cherwa, latimes.com, "Racing! Hollendorfer is kicked out of Santa Anita," 23 June 2019

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First Known Use of handicapper

1751, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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