from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A foolish or stupid person.
- n. A person of profound mental retardation having a mental age below three years and generally being unable to learn connected speech or guard against common dangers. The term belongs to a classification system no longer in use and is now considered offensive.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A common term for a person of low general intelligence.
- n. A medical or psychological term meaning a person who lacks the capacity to develop beyond the mental age of a normal four-year-old.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A man in private station, as distinguished from one holding a public office.
- n. An unlearned, ignorant, or simple person, as distinguished from the educated; an ignoramus.
- n. A human being destitute of the ordinary intellectual powers, whether congenital, developmental, or accidental; commonly, a person without understanding from birth; a natural fool. In a former classification of mentally retarded people, idiot designated a person whose adult level of intelligence was equivalent to that of a three-year old or younger; this corresponded with an I.Q. level of approximately 25 or less.
- n. A fool; a simpleton; -- a term of reproach.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A private person.
- n. An unlearned, ignorant, or simple person.
- n. A fool or dupe; one who is fooled.
- n. A professional fool; a jester; a clown.
- n. A human being destitute of the ordinary mental powers; one who is born without understanding or discernment, or who has utterly lost it by disease, so as to have no lucid intervals; one who, by deficiency of the intellectual faculties, is unfit for the social condition, or for taking care of himself in danger.
- n. In old English law, one who has been without understanding or reasoning powers from his birth, as distinguished from a lunatic. “At the present day idiocy is considered as a species of insanity or lunacy.” (Rapalje and Lawrence.)
- Afflicted with or indicating idiocy; idiotic.
- To make or render idiotic.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person of subnormal intelligence
He combined the term for people with extremely low intelligence with the French word for an extremely learned individual and derived the term idiot savant.
The term "idiocracy" means a nation run by idiots - and the term idiot is defined as "an utterly foolish or senseless person" and/or a "person of the lowest order in a former classification of mental retardation, having a mental age of less than three years old."
Donna_Prianti_Lupia: the word idiot is the only thing that comes to
If what we've seen from this idiot is her composed, PC responses we are in for some outstanding comedy.
This idiot is a perfect example of inbreeding in the South.
If this idiot is the Republican nominee, I can think of no better way to assure that Obama will have a second term.
So half the country who voted for this idiot is against this thing!
CNN can you tell us what your obsession with this idiot is all about?
I am amazed that this idiot is being allowed to hijack this healthcare Bill.
This idiot is the best insurance policy Obama has.