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cretin

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noun cre·tin \ˈkrē-tən\

Definition of cretin

  1. 1 often offensive :  one afflicted with cretinism

  2. 2 :  a stupid, vulgar, or insensitive person :  clod, lout

cre·tin·ous play \-tən-əs\ adjective


Examples of cretin

  1. <a cretin who's constantly forwarding e-mails filled with racist and sexist jokes>

  2. <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

Rhymes with cretin


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cretin

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noun cre·tin \ˈkrēt-ən\

Medical Definition of cretin

  1. :  one affected with cretinism

  2. cre·tin·ous \-ən-əs\play adjective




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