Examples of cretin in a sentence
<a cretin who's constantly forwarding e-mails filled with racist and sexist jokes>
<in discussions anyone who disagrees with her is inevitably called a cretin>
Origin of cretin
French crétin, from French dialect cretin, literally, wretch, innocent victim, from Latin christianus Christian
First Known Use: 1779
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