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idiot

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noun id·i·ot \ˈi-dē-ət\

Simple Definition of idiot

  • : a very stupid or foolish person

Full Definition of idiot

  1. 1 usually offensive :  a person affected with extreme mental retardation

  2. 2 :  a foolish or stupid person

idiot adjective

Examples of idiot

  1. Don't be such an idiot!

  2. <only an idiot would invest in a company just because a casual acquaintance recommended it>



Origin of idiot

Middle English, from Anglo-French ydiote, from Latin idiota ignorant person, from Greek idiōtēs one in a private station, layman, ignorant person, from idios one's own, private; akin to Latin suus one's own — more at suicide


First Known Use: 14th century


IDIOT Defined for Kids

idiot

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noun id·i·ot \ˈi-dē-ət\

Definition of idiot

  1. :  a silly or foolish person




Medical Dictionary

idiot

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noun id·i·ot \ˈid-ē-ət\

Medical Definition of idiot

  1. usually offensive :  a person affected with extreme mental retardation

  2. idiot adjective, usually offensive





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