Definition of moron
1 dated, now offensive : a person affected with mild mental retardation
2 : a very stupid person They were acting like a bunch of morons.
moronicplay \mə-ˈrä-nik, mȯ-\ adjective
moronicallyplay \-ni-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
moronismplay \ˈmȯr-ˌä-ˌni-zəm\ noun
moronityplay \mə-ˈrä-nə-tē, mȯ-\ noun
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.
Origin and Etymology of moron
irregular from Greek mōros foolish, stupid
First Known Use: 1910
MORON Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of moron for English Language Learners
: a very stupid or foolish person
MORON Defined for Kids
Definition of moron for Students
: a stupid or foolish person
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