adjective Ab·de·ri·an \(ˈ)ab¦dirēən\

Definition of Abderian

  1. 1 :  of or belonging to the ancient city of Abdera or to its inhabitants

  2. 2 :  foolish <Abderian laughter>

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Origin and Etymology of abderian

Abdera, city of ancient Thrace (borrowed from Greek Ábdēra) + -ian

First Known Use: 1737

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