Simple Definition of imbecile
: a very stupid person : an idiot or fool
Examples of imbecile
He drank too much and started acting like a complete imbecile.
<only an imbecile would leave their car unlocked, with the keys in the ignition, and then be surprised when the vehicle was stolen>
Origin of imbecile
French imbécile, noun, from adjective, weak, weak-minded, from Latin imbecillus
First Known Use: 1802
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Medical Definition of imbecile
usually offensive : a person affected with moderate mental retardation
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