Abderite

noun Ab·de·rite \ˈabdəˌrīt\

Definition of Abderite

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  a native or inhabitant of the ancient city of Abdera

  2. 2 :  simpleton, scoffer

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Origin and Etymology of abderite

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


First Known Use: circa 1605


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