Definition of mentally handicapped adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

mentally handicapped

 adjective
adjective
BrE
 
; NAmE
 
(old-fashioned)
 
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(of a person) slow to learn or to understand things because of a problem with the brain It is now more usual to say that people with this kind of problem have learning difficulties.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: mentally handicapped