moron

noun
mo·​ron | \ ˈmȯr-ˌän How to pronounce moron (audio) \
plural morons

Definition of moron

1 : a foolish or stupid person … once their business is over [clients] go right back to thinking you're either a crook or a moron. Realty is not a friendly business. It only seems to be.— Richard Ford
2 dated, now offensive, see usage paragraph below : a person affected with mild intellectual disability

Other Words from moron

moronic \ mə-​ˈrä-​nik How to pronounce moron (audio) , mȯ-​ \ adjective
moronically \ mə-​ˈrä-​ni-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce moron (audio) , mȯ-​ \ adverb
moronism \ ˈmȯr-​ˌä-​ˌni-​zəm How to pronounce moron (audio) \ noun
moronity \ mə-​ˈrä-​nə-​tē How to pronounce moron (audio) , mȯ-​ \ noun

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Usage of Moron

The terms idiot, imbecile, moron, and their derivatives were formerly used as technical descriptors in medical, educational, and regulatory contexts. These uses were broadly rejected by the close of the 20th century and are now considered offensive.

Examples of moron in a Sentence

They were acting like a bunch of morons. I can't believe I did something so stupid. I feel like a complete moron.

First Known Use of moron

1910, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for moron

irregular from Greek mōros foolish, stupid

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“Moron.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/moron. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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moron

noun
mo·​ron | \ ˈmȯr-ˌän How to pronounce moron (audio) \

Kids Definition of moron

: a stupid or foolish person

moron

noun
mo·​ron | \ ˈmō(ə)r-ˌän, ˈmȯ(ə)r- How to pronounce moron (audio) \

Medical Definition of moron

dated, now offensive, see usage paragraph below
: a person affected with mild intellectual disability

Usage of Moron

The terms idiot, imbecile, moron, and their derivatives were formerly used as technical descriptors in medical, educational, and regulatory contexts. These uses were broadly rejected by the close of the 20th century and are now considered offensive.

moron

noun
mo·​ron | \ ˈmōr-ˌän How to pronounce moron (audio) \

Legal Definition of moron

: a person with a mild or moderate intellectual disability used formerly — see also idiot

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