id·​i·​ot·​proof ˈi-dē-ət-ˌprüf How to pronounce idiotproof (audio)
: extremely easy to operate or maintain

Examples of idiotproof in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Not only that, but navigationally, the trails were practically idiotproof. Eben Weiss, Outside Online, 20 Nov. 2019 The eyeliner itself was great: essentially an actual marker, extremely idiotproof, thin enough to create a good cat’s-eye but thick enough to create the illusion of control in a chaotic universe. Rachel Handler, Vulture, 23 Dec. 2021 Also, the automatic and the M550i's all-wheel system make a good launch nearly idiotproof. Tony Quiroga, Car and Driver, 2 June 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1976, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of idiotproof was in 1976

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“Idiotproof.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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