noun \ˈkrē-tən\

Definition of CRETIN

often offensive :  one afflicted with cretinism
:  a stupid, vulgar, or insensitive person :  clod, lout
cre·tin·ous \-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

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noun , often offensive \ˈkrēt-ən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CRETIN

: one affected with cretinism
cre·tin·ous \-ən-əs\ adjective


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