Definition of village idiot in English:

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village idiot

Pronunciation: /ˈvilij ˈidēət/


chiefly archaic
A person of very low intelligence resident and well known in a village.
Example sentences
  • I remember it had a village green with a village idiot sitting there.
  • He turns out to be the clown (almost the village idiot, frankly) of the evening.
  • At first, they pick on a village idiot, with the mental age of a child, and when that doesn't work, pick on someone else and then someone else.

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Syllabification: vil·lage id·i·ot

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