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Definition of cripple noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (old-fashioned or )
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  1. 1(offensive) a person who is unable to walk or move normally because of a disease or injury
  2. 2(figurative) He's an emotional cripple (= he cannot express his feelings). People now use disabled person or person with a disability instead of “cripple.”
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: cripple

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