- Present participle of handicap.
Variant of handicap
- a race or other competition in which difficulties are imposed on the superior contestants, or advantages given to the inferior, to make their chances of winning equal
- such a difficulty or advantage
- something that hampers a person; disadvantage; hindrance
- a physical disability
Origin of handicaporigin, originally a game in which forfeits were drawn from a cap or hat ; from hand in cap
those who are physically disabled or mentally retarded