Definition of idiot in English:

idiot

Syllabification: id·i·ot
Pronunciation: /ˈidēət
 
/

noun

informal

Origin

Middle English (denoting a person of low intelligence): via Old French from Latin idiota 'ignorant person', from Greek idiōtēs 'private person, layman, ignorant person', from idios 'own, private'.

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