idiot savant

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noun idiot sa·vant \ˈē-ˌdyō-sä-ˈväⁿ, or same as idiot and savant for respective singular and plural forms\

Definition of idiot savant

plural

idiots savants

play \ˈē-ˌdyō-sä-ˈväⁿ(z)\ or

idiot savants

\ˈē-ˌdyō-sä-ˈväⁿ(z)\
  1. 1 :  savant

  2. 2 :  a person who is highly knowledgeable about one subject but knows little about anything else

Origin and Etymology of idiot savant

French, literally, learned idiot


First Known Use: 1870


Medical Dictionary

idiot savant

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noun idiot sa·vant \ˈē-ˌdyō-sä-ˈväⁿ; ˈid-ē-ət-sə-ˈvänt, -ˈvant\

Medical Definition of idiot savant

plural

idiots savants

\-ˌdyō-sä-ˈväⁿ(z); -əts-sə-ˈvänt(s), -ˈvant(s)\play or

idiot savants

  1. :  savant



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