plural -s
: a native or inhabitant of the ancient city of Abdera

Word History


borrowed from Latin Abdērītēs, borrowed from Greek Abdērī́tēs, from Ábdēra, Thracian city whose inhabitants were reputedly stupid + -ītēs -ite entry 1

First Known Use

circa 1605, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Abderite was circa 1605

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“Abderite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Abderite. Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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