Definitions For Handicap


  • Advantage given to a competitor to equalize chances of winning
  • Something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
  • The condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness
  • To make success or progress difficult for (someone)
  • To make a judgment about the likely winner of a race or contest


  • Injure permanently
  • Put at a disadvantage
  • Attempt to forecast the winner (especially in a horse race) and assign odds for or against a contestant

Is Handicap a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

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Words with Friends

The word Handicap is worth 16 points in Scrabble and 18 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Handicap in a Sentence

  • His shyness was a handicap in his job.
  • She's been practicing a lot and her handicap has gone down from 18 to 12.
  • It's very hard to handicap the election at this point.
  • The baseball player's small size did not handicap him in the least

Synonyms for Handicap

Antonyms for Handicap

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