Ab·​de·​ri·​an | \ (ˈ)ab¦dirēən \

Definition of Abderian

1 : of or belonging to the ancient city of Abdera or to its inhabitants
2 : foolish Abderian laughter

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First Known Use of Abderian

1737, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Abderian

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

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“Abderian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Abderian. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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