idiot savant

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 play \ˈē-ˌdyō-sä-ˈväⁿ(z)\
1 : savant
2 : a person who is highly knowledgeable about one subject but knows little about anything else

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Origin and Etymology of idiot savant

French, literally, learned idiot

Medical Dictionary

idiot savant

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

medical Definition of idiot savant

plural idiots savants play \-ˌdyō-sä-ˈväⁿ(z); -əts-sə-ˈvänt(s), -ˈvant(s)\ or idiot savants
: savant


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