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Language: Old English
Origin: crypel

cripple

1 noun
     
Related topics: Illness and Disability
crip‧ple1 [countable]
1MI old-fashioned someone who is unable to walk properly because their legs are damaged or injured - now considered offensive [↪ disabled]
2

emotional cripple

informal someone who cannot express their feelings to other people - used to show disapproval

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